Lab Manual - Building a Wind Powered Car Type of Activity:...

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Building a Wind Powered Car Type of Activity : Outreach or Short after school activity General Description : “Building a Wind Powered Car” is an outreach or short after school activity in which teams (with four to five members each) compete to build the fastest and efficient wind powered car in a set amount of time. The car is constructed from “everyday objects” you can find anywhere. The cars will be blown by the participants towards the finish line and the first to cross wins. Objectives : 1: To build the fastest, wind powered car in the set amount of time 2: To explain which design features produces the most efficient car. 3: Explain how such design features such as size, shape, weight, and function limitations would affect the construction of the car. Target Audience : Middle school students (grade 6-8). Group Size : Teams can have four to five members. Activity Time (min) Describing activity and distribute materials 10 Brainstorm in groups 5-10 Build wind powered car 10-15 Self test wind powered car 1-5 Race wind powered car against other groups
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course CW, ITE 25,102 taught by Professor Anne,willis,johnson during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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