balsa wood


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Noun1.balsa wood - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floatsbalsa wood - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
Ochroma lagopus, balsa - forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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Teams were challenged to use computer software to design, test and manufacture miniature CO2-powered balsa wood F1 cars.
He became world-famous as he in 101 days sailed 4,300 miles from Peru to the Pacific Island of Argutu on a balsa wood raft which was built after an ancient South American design.
Perhaps the most exciting moment for the team came in winning the Wright Stuff competition, which involved flying a rubber band-powered, balsa wood and tissue paper model plane through the gymnasium.
Hosted by Jenny Sain Ley Berry, the course is suitable for people of all ages and will demonstrate how to make decorations using metal, balsa wood and card, plus a variety of paints.
Sixteen students will try their science acumen in January against 60 other teams from across the United States in 28 events, including launching ``bottle rockets,'' solving crimes, and building battery-powered cars and balsa wood airplanes.
They make the aircraft from balsa wood and are fitted with a remote control before being tested, once completed, in a wind tunnel.
The Pacific crossing, which Munoz described as a mission to further science and fraternity, is not unlike the 1947 adventure of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed on a balsa wood raft to the Polynesian island of Raroia from Callao, Peru.
Firefly Light Sculpture is a collection of eight seven-foot-long balsa wood fireflies that will hang inside the 150-foot tower of Liberty Science Center.
The battery-powered craft was built from plywood, balsa wood, aluminiumand brass.
The thing about it is, the lances that we were using were made of balsa wood, which is not that heavy.
1947 The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Hyerdahl aiming to prove that ancient cults could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
The Pacific crossing is not unlike the 1947 adventure of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed on a balsa wood raft to the Polynesian island of Raroia from Callao, Peru.