CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS:
- Decorated boat hull
- Support a given weight (80 pennies for 10 seconds)
- Working engine
- Goes the length of a 3-meter (10 feet) gutter in less that 60 seconds (1 minute)
1.) Some of the materials that I used to make my pop pop boat were an alumni can, epoxy, cereal box, hot glue, straw, boat template, milk or juice carton.
2.) No, I didn't meet all the criteria for success because my boat didn't meet the criteria of going 3-meters, the reason why my boat didn't meet this criteria was because I had cut in my straw, which made the boat slow down.
3.) It is thermal energy when you apply heat to the boiler, and mechanical energy is when it converts energy into motion
4.) To prime the boat means to add water into the straw this step is important because the straw can get burned when heat is added, as well as the boat.
5.) My pop pop boat's design was one of the best because most of the students who made the same boat design went the length of 3-meters and made it in 60 seconds or less. In class data (period 4) one of the pop pop boats made it in 22 second with 38 seconds to spare, and in class data (period 6) one pop pop boat made it in 14 seconds with 46 spare, meaning that this boat design was one of the best.
6.) If i were to do thing project again I would change the straw to a sturdy one because by straw had a cut in it, meaning that it would not go as fast as it was expected to do so. One piece of advice I would give to a future STEM student would be to check every single of material because it can cause your pop pop to slow down.