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Putt Putt Boat - Demonstration Kit

Putt Putt Boat - Demonstration Kit, AP6746
Catalog Number
Putt Putt Boat - Demonstration Kit
Product Description

By: The Flinn Staff

Teach a boatload of science using this old-fashioned toy steamboat! These boats run exclusively on steam-wonderfully illustrating the conversion of chemical energy into mechanical energy. A small candle is used to heat water in a reservoir. The water boils and high-pressure steam shoots out the tailpipe producing a “putt,” forcing the boat into motion. The continuous “putt-putt” sound of the boat mimics a real steamboat! These boats are great additions to your discussions of force and motion, as well as buoyancy. Boats are made from recycled tin cans, so students can see what the container held in its previous life! A ChemFax with instructions and activities are included with each boat.
Concepts: Phase changes, chemical energy, mechanical energy, force and motion, chemistry of toys
Time Required: 15 minutes
Materials Provided: Putt putt boat.


  • Putt-Putt Steam Boat
    Putt-Putt Steam Boat
    Old-fashioned toy steamboat runs on steam by converting chemical and heat energy into mechanical energy.
Fuel Candles for Putt Putt Boat, Pkg. of 6
Fuel candles for use with Putt Putt Boat - Demonstration Kit (Catalog No. AP6476). Package of 6 fuel candles.
Additional Resources
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 541
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 328
P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL60510



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