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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.