Rubber Band Car

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Class, start your engines. Future engineers design a car with old CDs as wheels. The power source? Some rubber bands will do the trick! This is the first installment of a five-part series.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have a class race to see which car goes the fastest
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires a variety of materials
  • Some familiarity with potential and kinetic energy is beneficial but not necessary
  • Professional-looking worksheets
  • Instructions include diagrams with numbers corresponding to the instruction step
  • None