Research and Design


Students take a model racecar from design to manufacturing. They study the factors that affect the speed of a vehicle and then develop drawings using orthographic projection and exact measurements to minimize or capitalize on those factors. Next, they create a full-scale mock-up model of their car, then analyze and evaluate the model for aerodynamics. Lastly, the students apply all the information they have gathered by building, finishing, and racing their wooden racecars.





Math/Measure Problem Solving Reading

Module Equipment Includes

Student Workbook, Instructor's Manual, Installation CD, DEPCO AeroWedge, Wind Generator, Drill Fixture, Styrofoam Cutter, Band Saw, Vice, Cordless Power Drill, Dust Buster, Electronic Scale (grams), Drawing Templates, Drawing Tool Set, Cutting Tools, Organizer Trays (2), CO2 Car Supply Kit for 24 Students

Computer and supplies are required and sold separately.

Part # and Description

MP8310 - Reasearch and Design, less track; ET20M - CO2 Electronic Raceway; 830100 - CO2 Car Basswood Supply Kit (24 students); 830400 - CO2 Car Basswood Supply Kit (100 students); 830110 - CO2 Car Balsa Supply Kit (24 students); 830410 - CO2 Car Balsa Supply Kit (100 students)





Curriculum Specifications

Format 2000. The Research and Design curriculum consists of a well-illustrated student activity guide with 10 daily activities and 5 additional enrichment activities including careers, problem solving, challenge activities, vocabulary reinforcement, and Internet.