Gilligan's Island Challenge

Directions:

Get Gilligan off the island! Using the materials provided, make a boat that is capable of ferrying your passengers (10-50 metal washers/marbles/weights) across the pond using only the materials listed below. You may use the fan to blow air across the basin to provide force to move the boat. We can test our boats for longevity by leaving them in the water until they sink or capsize.

Materials:

  • 20 index cards
  • 1 roll of tape
  • 1 crayon
  • 20 popsicle sticks
  • 5 pipe cleaners
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 small plastic bag
  • 5 rubber bands