Bottle Racers

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Bottle up pupils' energy to complete a great resource. Scholars design toy cars out of plastic water bottles. They consider different sources of energy to power the cars, such as rubber bands, balloons, and chemical reactions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Take learners outside for the second activity
  • Have a contest to see which car goes the fastest, farthest, etc.
Classroom Considerations

  • One part of the larger SLED Design playlist
  • The STEM activity requires some materials; see the complete list in the teacher resource
Pros

  • Includes options for formative and summative assessment
  • Provides student handouts to help with understanding
Cons

  • None
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