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This is everything you need to start an introductory dragster activity in your classroom. Features the AP Dragster Designer, which enables students to explore design, aerodynamics, friction, and other concepts.

Includes the following items that can be purchased individually:

  • AP Dragster Designer 30-Pack (36300)
  • AP Dragster Launcher (36020)
  • Hand Pump (34417)

Requires shaping tools such as a coping saw, wood shaver, and sanding stick or sandpaper, sold separately.


How do you show young students the basic concepts of force and motion? Try this activity using a plastic bottle to create a racer that flies down the track and is powered by air pressure. These are fun to build, and students personalize their racers with paint, decals, or other items.

Pack includes the kits, launcher, tire pump, and other items needed to lead the activity. Track length is 35' to 40'.


Design your bottle and get to racing with the AP Bottle Racer Maker Project. Students decide how to design their bottle and launch it down the track to see whose bottle is the fastest. The project comes with the AP Bottle Racer Class Pack, AP Bottle Racer Launcher, AP Racer Nozzles, and a Deluxe Port Pump. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.


Prepare to get your wheels turning with the AP Dragster Maker Project. Students use the provided tools and their imaginations to create AP dragsters and test them with the AP Dragster Launcher. The project includes AP Dragster Pack, AP Dragster Launcher, and a hand pump. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.


Learn about the aerodynamics of cars with the Middle School CO2 Dragster Maker Project and start racing today. The project includes a balsa DragPak, Dr. Zoon Dragster Videos, graph paper, the EZ Finish Gate, and the EZ Start Gate. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.


You’ll cruise through this CO2-vehicle activity with our Getting Started package. It brings together all the materials needed to build 25 Custom Cruisers, plus a video, teacher’s guide, and book to help guide you and your class through the process.


The most affordable package we offer for starting a CO2 dragster activity, it features the EZ Build Dragster – ideal for schools that don’t have standard power or hand tools – and a manual start gate with a floor track system.


An inexpensive way to introduce dragsters into your curriculum, this package offers enough materials to build 50 dragsters and the equipment to race them.


Metric drag racing is an excellent way to motivate students while they design, construct, and race their own CO2 dragsters. This Getting Started package includes everything you need to launch your students’ program: materials to build and finish 50 student dragsters, a launching system, instructions, and the Dr. Zoon Dragster DVD Series.


A must-have for teachers embarking on the Pitsco Custom Cruiser Vehicle Design activity. This book takes you through the entire activity including design concepts, CAD drawings, clay modeling, vehicle construction, and testing. Contains many helpful suggestions for implementing this activity in your classroom.


Fuel your students’ fire for learning by combining the F1 in Schools Challenge with these curriculum guides.

The Middle School edition features four science and three math lessons that focus on principles such as the scientific method, acceleration, converting a 2-D drawing into a 3-D model, and more. The High School edition includes five science and four math lessons covering reaction time, Newton’s three laws of motion, Bernoulli’s principle, correlations, surface area, and other key concepts.

Each guide also lists the NSTA, NCTM, and ITEEA standards addressed by each activity.

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Don’t let students wing it – have them design CO2 dragsters using engineering concepts. This guide starts the process by teaching them about the engineering design process. As they work through the activities and design their own dragsters, students will learn about:

  • Specifications
  • Newton’s laws
  • Identifying and minimizing friction
  • Bearing surfaces
  • And much more!

Using the knowledge gained, they then complete two challenges that test their ability to evaluate and make design changes to improve their vehicles.

Student materials in the guide are reproducible for distribution in your classroom. Use this guide as a supplement or use the series as the base for an engineering design course.

Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco EZ Build Dragster 32-Pack; basswood and balsa wood dragster class pack; Go/No Go Gauge; Roll Test Ramp; dragster parts such as plastic wheels, axles of various materials, brass rods, straws, washers, axles, and Precision Bearings; caliper; drill press or drill; coping saw; long-nose pliers; Phillips screwdriver; metal saw; tubing cutter; digital scale; bench pulley; measuring tape; modeling clay; sandpaper; graphite and Teflon lubricant; and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.

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