Virtual Maker Hour with Stemtastic: Boats Afloat (Ages 8 & Up)

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Age Group:

Children , Tweens
Registration for this event will close on June 29, 2021 @ 7:00pm.
A library card is required.
Allowed Ages: 8 years and up
There are no more seats remaining.
Additional registrations will be placed on the waitlist.
There are 7 waitlist seats remaining.

Program Description


Boats Afloat

Build your own power boats. Create a paddle boat and learn how paddles cna store portential energy. Then build a balloon powered boat. Have fun making them both float!

Materials Needed: For the balloon powered boat:

  • a plastic container for the body (a sushi trya is ideal)
  • straw
  • strong tape (duct tape is ideal)
  • Pennies or toys to act as ballast

For the Paddle boat:

  • 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of chipboard from a cereal box
  • Plastic wrap or duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands of varying sizes
  • pennies or other small but heavy material to be used for ballast to balance the boat
  • 4 wooden skewers



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We thank you in advance for your courtesy.


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