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Toolbox Racer – Getting Started Package

SKU: W40563
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If you are looking for a simple but entertaining way to demonstrate potential energy, the toolbox racer does the trick. It uses the energy in the measuring tape’s spring to move the racer forward.

Requires white glue, sold separately.


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



Learning Values

  • Kinetic energy
  • Potential energy
  • Variables
  • Construction processes
  • Energy and power
  • Systems
  • Data collection
  • Modeling
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Data analysis/prediction
  • Data collection/graphs
  • Measurements


  • Students Served: 30
  • Assembly Method: Gluing
  • Tools and Materials Required: White glue
  • Material: Laser-cut basswood

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