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Cub Scout Pack 759 | Motor Away

Cub Scout Pack 759 | Motor Away

Motor Away

Ask your parents to download the worksheet for Motor Away.  It has some stuff in it that will help you complete the requirements and earn the Motor Away Award.

Motor Away Requirements

What can you make?  Probably anything you put your mind and imagination to.  So let’s start small before you get big.  How about paper airplanes?  Balsa wood gliders?  Maybe a ballon or even now a drone.  Can you make a model boat with a motor or sails and sail it across a pond?  If so, well the Motor Away because you are on your way to a great Award!

Complete the following Requirements

  1. Do each of the following.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Make two different model boats and sail them. Choose different shapes for your boats.
      Create a model car that moves under its own power.