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The definition of "science" is,

"The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment."

Put in simpler terms, science is learning through observation and experimentation.

This instructable can help kids and adults view the world around them from a different perspective. It can help them learn about electronics, rapid prototyping, and reuse. It can help teach them what things are made of, how to take things apart, and why those things work. All-in-all, there is a lot you can do with this instructable, so use your imagination and enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

For this project, you will need the following:

  1. One Nerf Barricade (These are generally available at local thrift stores)
  2. One 9V Battery w/ Compatible Clip (This can also be exchanged for 4 AA batteries)
  3. One Phillips Screwdriver
  4. One Pair of Scissors
  5. One Heat Gun
  6. One Rotary Tool
  7. One 2 1/2" x 4" x 1/4" Piece of Wood
  8. One 1" x 1/2" Piece of Wood
  9. A Hot Glue Gun
  10. A Sprinkle of Enthusiasm!
mckay-jack3 years ago


worth making it....?

karlt14 years ago

very good.

here is an other tuto :

funtogether (author)  karlt14 years ago

Nice! Thanks for commenting!

Mr AbAk4 years ago

Superb ible.....

Love paper planes....Thanks for Sharing........

funtogether (author)  NathanSellers4 years ago

Same here. Thank you for commenting!


My son would go crazy with this. We always have paper airplanes lying around the house.
seamster4 years ago

Very clever! My kids would love something like this. Thanks!

rxpjcs34 years ago
My father and I were experimenting with an almost identical setup a few months ago. I bought a motor/wheel combo from Scientific Surplus a while back. They were used in Hot Wheels car toy. Lots of laughs for us. Lots of eye rolling from my wife.
funtogether (author)  seamster4 years ago
Thank you!