Instructional Video

Designing the Fastest Wheels in History

Record-setting cars need specially made tires. Young engineers watch a video in the Real Engineering series to learn about designing tires. Along the way, they study acceleration, inertia, and angular velocity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners research some of the cars mentioned in the video in more detail as a project
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should understand acceleration in terms of angular velocity
  • Some knowledge of building materials, such as carbon fiber, is helpful
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Actual video footage makes topic interesting
  • Detailed explanations make the concept clear
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