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Prop Racer – Getting Started Package

SKU: W40565
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$415.00 (USD)
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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 fly down the track. 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.

Requires white glue, sold separately.

Details

Type: Multi-Student Project Packs 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
  • Potential/kinetic energy
  • Thrust
  • Force and motion
Technology
  • Systems
  • Testing/evaluation
Engineering
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
Math
  • Measurements
  • Patterns

Specifications

  • Students Served: 32
  • Tools and Materials Required: White glue
  • Note: This product contains latex.

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“I’d have had a blast with this as a grade school student, and I’m looking forward to my own kids being old enough to do it with them in a few years!”

– Matthew Lewis, Home School Enrichment magazine