Surface Tension Powered Boat Leave a Comment / Projects, Uncategorized / By Prashant Sinha Materials required:Hard plastic Sheet like mobile sim extra partCamphorMarkerScaleA round dinner platePaperScissorsFig.1| Take some plastic sheet or card, for example, mobile sim remaining part.Fig.2| Using permanent marker or pencil mark this pattern with the help of a scale.Fig.3| Cut along the marked lines with scissors to make this shape of our little boat.Fig. 4| Camphor tablets which you can buy from any nearby shop used in pooja-aarti.Fig. 5| Take a little amount of camphor and apply it to the notch region by pressing it with thumb and index finger as shown.Fig. 6| Take a round dinner plate.Fig. 7| Pour some water into it.Fig. 8| Put the little boat on water it will just float but not move.Fig. 9| To start the boat take a clean sheet of paper and fold its one corner as shown and put it on the water surface.Fig. 10| Wait for a few seconds as the paper will absorb the slight amount of oil present on the water surface which is preventing the boat from moving.Fig. 11| Now gently pull the paper from the folded corner do not lift it just pull it out.Fig. 12| As you will pull out the paper the boat will start moving. To increase the speed repeat this with a fresh piece of paper. If the boat does not start apply some more paper.Fig. 13| To stop the boat apply a very tiny amount of oil on your finger.Fig. 14| As you will touch the surface of the water the boat will immediately stop.