Project Goal: Students build cars that are rapidly propelled across the floor at least 10 feet.
- Axle width
- Number of wheels
- Wheel Alignment means all the wheels all point in one direction
- Energy transformation is when one kind of energy turns into a different form
Prep: Bend paperclips into hooks (1 per student)
Safety: Launch cars only horizontally across the floor. Designate a launching area and direction when students begin to test.
Step 1: Materials
These are the materials you will need to complete the most basic example, however you'll definitely need more to allow your students to add onto their own car.
8 Craft sticks
Tape and hot glue
Craft cubes (for modifications)
Plastic cups (for stackable crash targets)