Rubber Band Powered Boat For Science Project

by | Nov 1, 2021 | Physics, DIY, Life Hacks, Science

Introduction

Don’t go with the same old paper boat if you’re looking to make a boat for a science project or to float it in a pool. Go for something new and fun. Go for a Rubber Band Powered Boat for your science project. It is easy to make and an enjoyable task to do.

Supplies

Collect all the required materials and tools in one place to ensure that everything is available. 

Tools

Materials Required

  • 10 to 20 ice cream sticks 
  • Adhesive
  • Bottle caps
  • Rubber band
  • Thin stick
  • Small wooden block 
  • Precut ice cream sticks

Steps To Make A Rubber Band Powered Boat For Science Project

Step 1: Take 10-20 ice cream sticks to prepare the base of the boat.

take 10 to 20 ice cream sticks to prepare the base of the boat

Step 2: Glue it as shown in the picture.

glue the icecream sticks together

Step 3: The final piece should look like this.

final glued piece

Step 4: Then, take a marker and mark the base of your boat. Cut it out with the help of scissors or a crafting knife.

cut out the base of the boat as marked on the final glued piece

base of the boat

Step 5: Cut the ice cream sticks into small pieces and paste them at the side of the boat’s base. Pierce holes into the two sticks to adjust the rod of the wheel into it. 

Look at the picture for reference.

pierce holes into ice cream sticks cut into small pieces and stuck on the sides of the boat

Step 6: Take two small bottle caps and make holes at their centres.

make holes at the centres of two bottle caps

Step 7: Cut the caps as shown in the picture below.

cut slits into the sides of the bottle caps

Step 8: Cut the ice cream sticks and paste them into the caps’ spaces to complete the wheels. Glue everything properly.

cut icecream sticks into small pieces

paste them in the bottle cap slits to make them wheels

Step 9: Take a stick long enough to make the rod of the wheels.

take a stick long enough to be the axle of the wheels

Step 10: Put the stick into the holes in the ice cream sticks at the side of the boat.

put the stick into the holes in the icecream sticks stuck on the sides of the boat

Step 11: Pierce a hole at the centre of the rod and place a nail without a head into it.

pierce a hole at the centre of the rod and place a nail in it

Step 12: Take a small wooden block and stick a small 2 cm stick into it.

stick a small stick into a small wooden block

Step 13: Now, help the rubber band fit into the nail and the stick. 

fit a rubber band onto the nail and the stick

Step 14: Roll the rubber band on the rod by moving the wheel backwards, as shown in the picture.

rubber band powered boat for science project

So you finally have your Rubber band powered boat ready for your science project.

 

Recommendations

  • Cut the boat’s base into a proper shape.
  • Use different colours of sticks to make the boat look aesthetic.
  • Use the glue effectively.

Points To Remember

  • Handle the tools carefully.
  • If you don’t have different coloured ice cream sticks, colour the sticks with the help of poster colours.

 

 

 

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