Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wonderful Waterwheels

Sorry for the delay in posting solutions, but here they are:

Billy did a magnificent job with his waterwheel. You can read about it here. Congratulations!

Zee also created a wonderful waterwheel. You can read more about it here. Congratulations! This was a hard one!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Week Forty-Six -- Hovercrafts

Can you create a hovercraft that will hover in the air without crashing? Build it using some/all of this:

3 rubberbands
3 sheets of paper
3 balloons
3 straws
3 paperclips
3 pennies
3 feet of string

Test it by placing a blowdryer (or fan) on the ground and pointing it straight up. Send videos or pics! Good luck!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Week Forty-Five -- Working with Water

Using the following materials, construct a water wheel:

a long dowel
a cardboard tube or a two liter bottle or a can
8 index cards
a sharpie

You may use scissors in construction but not the solution.

When you are done. Test it by pouring water on it See if it turns. Attach it to a boat and see if it will pull the boat along when you pour water on it.

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