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Prop Racer Pack

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Description

Being twisted is a good thing for this activity! Students build a racer from laser-cut parts and then use the power in a twisted rubber band motor to run the propeller, making the car speed off! This is a great way to start teaching torsion and potential energy.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Prop Racers Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.

Details

Type: Multi-Student Project Packs, Project Kits Grades: 3-12

Safety

Latex Warning: This product contains latex and when in contact with skin it might result in an allergic reaction.

Resources

Learning Values

Science
  • Aerodynamics
  • Kinetic energy
  • Mechanical Energy
Technology
  • Design attributes
  • Energy and power
Engineering
  • Observations/analysis
Math
  • Measurement (time and distance)
  • Calculating speed

Specifications

  • Material: Laser-cut basswood
  • Note: This product contains latex.

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