This Spool Racer Design and Competition activity also includes:
Wind it up and let it go. Individuals build a basic spool racer in the second portion of a six-part unit on energy. After receiving three criteria, pupils modify their designs to meet the new challenge. Pairs compete against each other to determine whose racer is the best.
- Bring in wind-up cars that convert potential energy from a spring to motion as an introduction to the activity
- Use the activity in conjunction with the introductory lesson on energy
- Requires wooden spools
- Includes the worksheet as a docx, which allows for easy editing
- Provides a video on how to make the basic design