Battering Ram - Ages 8+
Battering Ram - Ages 8+

Battering Ram - Ages 8+

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Battering Rams over the millennia had to evolve as the fortress defenders improved their techniques to repel the attackers. Starting with simple huge logs held by many attackers, to the fully enclosed battering ram houses and siege towers with battering rams at the bottom, each battering ram was made specifically for the siege at hand.  This Battering Ram was a widely used style that allowed protection for the attackers, mobility, and pretty good results (depending of course on which side of the wall you were on).
    Moats eventually made battering rams ineffective in many situations, and in the later Middle Ages as Trebuchets and (even later) cannons using gunpowder could launch large projectiles to break apart walls, Battering Rams were no longer used.
Pathfinders is a Canadian company dedicated to creating compelling, innovative, wooden science kits that challenge children of all ages to explore the link between science, design, and technology in the world around us. They aim to help the student integrate knowledge gained from constructing the kits by providing links to educational resources to enhance their understanding of math and science as well as historical principles. Their chief educator, Derek Wulff, is a BC certified teacher who has been teaching grades K to 10 for the past 13 years. Derek designs all of the kits produced at Pathfinders for educational and recreational use. He spends time with kids in schools, making and using the kits to see how well they deliver curriculum for teachers, and to make sure they are engaging and appropriate for both fun play and educational aspects. They are an environmentally friendly company and use recyclable materials, natural, untreated wood, and local resources and production as much as possible. All of their kits are tested to make sure they are 100% kid and pet safe! They like to work with other local companies too. Their manufacturer in Taiwan is a local family-run factory, and most of the retail stores they sell to are small businesses and neighbourhood toy stores.

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