Building a chemical reaction car is super easy! Fueled by vinegar and baking soda, these cars are fun to watch. And making one will meet requirements for these Cub Scout adventures: Wolf Motor Away and Webelos & Arrow of Light Adventures in Science.
a Wolf Elective Adventure
The Wolf Den Leader guide says, “We live in an electronic world. This adventure gives Wolf Scouts the chance to rely on the power in their own bodies by blowing air, throwing planes, or using rubber bands. They will have the chance to explore propulsion in its most basic form. Motor Away, Wolves!”
Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!
Complete the following Requirements
- Do each of the following.
A. Create and fly three different types of paper airplanes. Before launching them, record which one you believe will travel the farthest and what property of the plane leads you to make that prediction.
B. Make a paper airplane catapult. Before launching a plane, record how far you believe it will travel and explain what information you used to make this prediction. After you make your prediction, launch the plane and measure how far it flies.
- Make two different model boats and sail them. Choose different shapes for your boats.
- Create a model car that moves under its own power.
Learn how to make a paper airplane for the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures, Motor Away and Air of the Wolf. These fun activities could be done at a pack meeting too And Motor Away counts toward the Cub Scout Nova award, Swing!
Packs can have a simple Raingutter Regatta by turning it into a Recycled Raingutter Regatta! For this environmentally friendly activity, you don’t need kits–just stuff from your recycling bin and a few supplies.