Rubber Band Paddle Boat
Powered by a rubber band, this solid wooden boat zips across the water. And it is so easy to use. Just wind up the paddle wheel toward the back of the boat, place it in the water and let go. Watch it zoom across the bathtub or cruise in open water. If the rubber band breaks simply replace it with another one included in the box. This classic science toy will last forever!
Age: 5 +
What you get
Wooden boat, approx. 15cm long and 6.5cm wide. Three rubber bands, all in a box.
How does it work?
These boats run on energy stored in the rubber band attached to the paddle wheel. As you wind the paddle wheel, the attached rubber band also winds storing muscle energy. The more you wind the more energy is stored (be careful not to over wind or the rubber band could snap). When released the rubber band unwinds, in-turn causing the paddle wheel to rotate and the boat to move. This is an example of repeatable mechanical deformation (energy is stored by bending or deforming the rubber and released when the rubber returns to its original shape).
- Floating and sinking. The boat floats because the wood it is made from is lighter (or less dense) than the surrounding water.
- Energy and movement.
- The difference between potential (or stored) energy and kinetic (or movement) energy.
This chunky boat is made from a single piece of varnished softwood.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.