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TeacherGeek Rubber Band Racer Basic

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Design and build a vehicle that is propelled by the energy stored in rubber bands. Make it go for a distance, stop with precision, cross a difficult terrain, or speed down a track. Rubber band racers can be easily reengineered, so every day you can have a different challenge.

Learn engineering and scientific concepts including potential and kinetic energy, friction, and simple machines.

Optional: Start your rubber band racer as a ramp-roll vehicle. See how mass, height, friction, and other variables affect how far it travels. Use this understanding to help you create your rubber band-powered racer.

What else will you need for this activity?

  • Other materials (recycling bin stuff or whatever else you have available), tape, scissors
  • TeacherGeek Tool Set (43019) – This can be reused and shared by students.


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


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


Learning Values

  • Friction
  • Potential/kinetic energy
  • Newton’s laws
  • Simple machines
  • Accuracy
  • Data collection
  • Energy and power
  • Materials and processes
  • Design process
  • Logic/creativity in innovation
  • Power and energy systems
  • Simple machines
  • Accuracy
  • Calculating speed
  • Charts and graphs
  • Geometry
  • Measurement (time and distance)


  • Students Served: 3 to 4 students per rubber rand racer
  • Tools and Materials Required: TeacherGeek Tool Set, scissors, and tape
  • Note: This product contains latex.

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