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AP Bottle Racer – Getting Started Package

SKU: W40535
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How do you show young students the basic concepts of force and motion? Try this activity using a plastic bottle to create a racer that flies down the track and is powered by air pressure. These are fun to build, and students personalize their racers with paint, decals, or other items. Track length is 35' to 40'.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The AP Bottle Racers Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.

Requires no tools – just some paint or decals, sold separately, if desired.


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


Learning Values

  • Aerodynamic drag
  • Force and motion
  • Potential/kinetic energy
  • Design and problem solving
  • Pressurized systems
  • Problem solving
  • Observations/analysis
  • Calculating speed
  • Measuring time


  • Students Served: 30
  • Tools and Materials Required: Paint or decals
  • Assembly Method: Self-adhesive tabs