How to Make a Science Model Junk Car

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How to Make a Science Model Junk Car
You can show your science students how to make a toy car out of junk scraps. (antique toy car image by Paul Hill from

Many science teachers try to teach their students about helping the environment by reusing non-recyclable materials. One way to make this lesson more fun is to show your students how to use junk to create a toy, such as a car. By arranging junk materials in a certain way, students can learn firsthand the meaning of the old saying "one man's dustbin be another man's treasure."

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Things you need

  • 2 litre plastic soda bottle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • 4 large plastic bottle tops
  • Paint glue tubes

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  1. 1

    Place an empty 2-liter plastic bottle onto a flat surface.

  2. 2

    Hot glue four large plastic bottle tops to the bottom of the soda bottle. These will be the wheels of the car.

  3. 3

    Allow the hot glue to cool completely.

  4. 4

    Use paint glue tubes to decorate the outside of the junk car. You can add on details such as windows, head and tail lights, doors and hub caps.

  5. 5

    Allow the paint glue to dry completely before playing with the junk car.

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