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.
Collect all the required materials and tools in one place to ensure that everything is available.
- Glue gun
- Crafting knife
- 10 to 20 ice cream sticks
- 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.
Step 2: Glue it as shown in the picture.
Step 3: The final piece should look like this.
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.
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.
Step 6: Take two small bottle caps and make holes at their centres.
Step 7: Cut the caps as shown in the picture below.
Step 8: Cut the ice cream sticks and paste them into the caps’ spaces to complete the wheels. Glue everything properly.
Step 9: Take a stick long enough to make the rod of the wheels.
Step 10: Put the stick into the holes in the ice cream sticks at the side of the boat.
Step 11: Pierce a hole at the centre of the rod and place a nail without a head into it.
Step 12: Take a small wooden block and stick a small 2 cm stick into it.
Step 13: Now, help the rubber band fit into the nail and the stick.
Step 14: Roll the rubber band on the rod by moving the wheel backwards, as shown in the picture.
So you finally have your Rubber band powered boat ready for your science project.
- 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.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.