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TeacherGeek Rubber Band Racer Basic

SKU: W43017
$75.00 (USD)
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Description

Kids excitedly wind up their vehicles – no two the same – and take their place at the starting line, eagerly awaiting the signal. Ready? Set? GO! Leave soapbox and cardboard cars in the dust with the incredible, elastic-powered Rubber Band Racer. Kids actually engineer their racer in this guided activity, exploring levers, frame designs, traction, and different ways to connect their rubber bands. Then, they use them to compete in an optional challenge!

Includes different documents for different ages. Some adult assistance is helpful for third graders.

TeacherGeek solves the frustrations of STEM/STEAM/makerspaces for teachers and kids:

  • READY-TO-GO PACKS – just hand them out and get started: pre-divided 10-packs include printed guides and plenty of extra parts
  • AMAZING EDITABLE CURRICULUM – award-winning, editable documents, videos, labs, challenges, and more get kids designing, investigating, and competing in challenges
  • STANDARDS ALIGNED – curriculum is teacher designed and aligned to NGSS, CCSS, ITEEA, and state standards
  • REAL ENGINEERING – kids actually design, test, redesign, and repeat; there’s no perfect design, so kids are never done making
  • REAL DATA – data so good kids can measure the effects of design changes, even using the data to complete optional science labs
  • RECYCLING BIN INNOVATION – recycling bin + TeacherGeek = even more creativity

TeacherGeek is not a toy; it’s way better! Kids love making real things, especially when they get to use age-appropriate tools.

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.

What You'll Get

  • 40 connector strips
  • 20 tire rubber bands
  • 20 hole plates
  • 2 pieces of slide-stop material
  • 40 wheels
  • 20 stop clips
  • 100 rubber bands
  • 40 screws (1")
  • 40 hex nuts
  • 50 dowels

Resources

Learning Values

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

Specifications

  • Tools and Materials Required: TeacherGeek Tool Set (optional to make even more creative designs) and scissors
  • Note: This product contains latex.

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