Science Hacks: Soap Powered Boat

Published: Feb. 24, 2020 at 5:56 PM EST
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A quick science experiment you can craft at home, the "Soap Powered Boat" teaches you how to make a simple device that scoots around on the water's surface with no moving parts. Why? To teach how water's unique molecular makeup creates "surface tension," and how affecting that surface tension creates interesting results!

You'll need:

- Paper Plate

- Toothpick

- Dish Soap

- Scissors

- Large basin

Watch the video to see how these materials come together to make your soap powered boat, and be sure an adult is helping whenever you work with scissors and water.