One Racer, Endless Design Possibilities
- Easy to connect parts
- Reusable pieces
- Hands on way to investigate the design process
- A true STEM experience
The TeacherGeek Rubber Band Racer Activity creates a way to build, race and reengineer a vehicle while at the same time apply the science concepts of energy, simple machines and friction. This activity comes with the components required to construct a vehicle powered by the stored energy of a simply rubber band. Your racer can be designed and redesigned as much as you like to achieve the desired results. You will find the Rubber Band Racer Build guide (a free downloadable document) is easy to follow, fun and informative.
Engineering Challenges include Study the effects of changing the race surface. (tile, carpet, wood etc.). Experiment with increasing wheel diameter by attaching round pieces of found material. Try varying the rubber band sizes and observe the effects. How can you increase distance? How can you increase speed? How can you stop at a given distance? Give your car a personality of its own.
Ordering information: Required but not included are Reamer, Easy Cutter, Phillips Screwdriver and Slip-Joint Pliers. The Rubber Band Racer Kit includes 40 - 5 x 10 x 300 Connector Strips, 20 - Tires,20 - Hole Plates, 2 - 300mm Slide Stop Material,40 - Wheels, 20 - TeacherGeek Clips, 100 - Small Rubber Bands, 40 - #10 24 x 1 Screws, 40 - Hex Nuts, and 50 - 12" Dowels, 5mm. The Advanced Rubber Band Racer Kit Includes 60 - 5 x 10 x 300 Connector Strips, 20 - Tires, 20 - Hole Plates, 3 - 300mm Slide Stop Material, 40 - Wheels, 40 - TeacherGeek Clips, 100 - Small Rubber Bands, 40 - #10 24 x 1 Screws,80 - Hex Nuts, 80 - 12" Dowels, 5mm, 10 - 50 Tooth Gears, 10 - 40 Tooth Gears, 10 - 20 Tooth Gears, and 10 - 10 Tooth Gears.