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Prop Racer System

SKU: W31712
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$105.00 (USD)
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Description

Racing activities with students can be a challenge, but we’ve met it head-on with a race system featuring easy-to-build cars powered by a rubber band.

The Prop Racer System includes four cars that are easily built from laser-cut wooden parts and other included hardware. Plus, we’ve added everything you need to have an official race!

While students are excited about racing, teachers can teach them how potential and kinetic energies, simple machines, and other subjects affect how well their cars run.

System includes materials needed to build four propeller cars: two guideline assemblies, two deceleration towels, roll of gray duct tape, 5:1 rubber band winder, 16' rubber band, 450 yards of monofilament line, winding stand, and four clothespins.

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: 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.

What You'll Get

  • 4 Prop Racers
  • 5 pusher propellers (7")
  • 5 pusher propellers (5.5")
  • Rubber band (16')
  • Rubber band winder
  • 4 clothespins
  • Monofilament line
  • 2 prop car anchors
  • 2 deceleration towels
  • Duct tape
  • Winding station materials

Learning Values

Science
  • Thrust
  • Force and motion
Technology
  • Systems
  • Testing/evaluation
Engineering
  • Obtaining data
  • Analyzing data
Math
  • Measurements
  • Prediction

Specifications

  • Material: Laser-cut basswood
  • Tools and Materials Required: White glue, scissors, and tape measure
  • Note: This product contains latex.

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