Project # 6 Build Rubber Band Powered Helicopter

The project focus is to create an understanding of the basic aerodynamics, energy, its types and its conversion from one form to another form.

What is Rubberband powered helicopter?

An exciting worth learning activity to teach children about energy, its types and conversion to different forms, in addition, it also explains the basic aerodynamic structure and its fundamental principles.

How does it work?

The activity relates how the rubber band’s elastic energy is converted into mechanical energy to drive a simple propelling mechanism and basic aerodynamic structure to make a helicopter by using household items.
What material and tools we need?

What will we learn?

The project addresses the fundamentals of energy and its conversion in different forms. It describes the basics of aircraft structure and simple mechanics to make a helicopter. Also, it will make students understanding about the combination of simple machines and energy to perform a specific task.

What material and tools do we need?


  1. Foam cup / 1.5 Plastic bottle
  2. Rubber band
  3. Popsicle sticks
  4. Beads
  5. Electrical tape
  6. Paper Clip / Iron nail
  7. Straw


  1. Scissor
  2. Glue gun
  3. Nose Plier

Recorded video.

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Abdul Rauf

Teacher, Innovator, Love to create, explore new ways to view & imagine things and then make them real

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