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Build a Plane Powered by Stored Energy

Build a plane that is powered by stored energy from a rubber band, balloon or spring. The plane should be able to fly straight for 5 feet.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • cardstock or manila folders
  • long balloons
  • tape
  • dowels or skewers
  • scissors
  • springs
  • rubberband
  • paper clips
  • Straws

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require moderate motor skills, understanding of some abstract concepts, or uncommon materials to build.