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Science of Speed 2: Let’s Get Moving STEM Unit

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$865.00 (USD)
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The principles of the science of speed – aerodynamics, thrust, friction, Newton’s laws of motion, and so on – are at the heart of many of the most exciting applied physics and engineering projects. Let’s Get Moving, the three-week introductory unit for the Science of Speed 2 program, teaches these concepts through several projects: a pop can engine, a balloon rocket, and air-powered bottle racers. Students not only build their vehicles, they also test them and interpret data for the purposes of reengineering. Each project successively builds on the others, and at the end of the unit, students are ready to move on to the next phase in the Science of Speed process.

The unit can stand alone and comes with everything you need to successfully complete the activity. The Science of Speed 2 program comes with extensive web support such as exclusive access to instructional videos for each phase of the activity.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 6-12
SKU: W41705


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

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What You'll Get

  • 24 AP Bottle Racer Kits
  • 1 AP Bottle Racer Launcher
  • 1 Science of Speed 2: Let’s Get Moving Teacher Guide
  • 24 student logbooks
  • 2 posters
  • 1 package index cards
  • 100 balloons
  • 500 regular straws
  • 500 long straws
  • 13 tape measures (12 SAFE-T, 1 wind-up)
  • 1 package modeling clay
  • 1 spool of string
  • 1 monofilament line
  • 8 storage bins with lids


Learning Values

  • Newton’s laws
  • Modeling
  • Aerodynamics
  • Friction
  • Design processes
  • Finishing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem-solving
  • Engineering design
  • Prototyping
  • Energy and power systems
  • Metric measurements
  • Tolerances
  • Calculating speed


  • Students Served: 24
  • Note: This product contains latex.