Grand Prix Racer
Completion makes eligible for: Drone Flight Simulator
1. Build a proficient racer
2. Understand Newton’s Laws and be able to describe them
3. Apply Newton’s Laws to car racing
4. Create a PowerPoint to document work
INTRODUCTION: Using PowerPoint, create a title and introduction slide. These slides must have the authors first and last name. The objectives must be REWRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS. The presentation must be aesthetically pleasing and grammatically correct.
1. Check out a Grand Prix Racer Kit
2. Design your car in your Field Notebook
3. Build a race car out of the kit and card stock/ card board. and the materials composition notebook before you build it. (it must be exactly 8 inches long and 3 inches wide)
4.Take pictures of your drawing and of your car build
Once you are done building, test your race car:
1. Build a ramp
2. Document the distance, time, and speed of your car by releasing car off of top of ramp
3. Test the same car 3 times
4. Find the average of your 3 test
1. Watch this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH48Lc7wq0U
2. Who developed the Three Laws of Motions?
3. When were they published?
4. What book were the Three Laws published in?
5. What is the first Law called? Explain the First Law of Motion in your own words. Give an example of the first law in action.
6. Describe what Inertia is.
7. What is the Second Law called? Explain the Second Law of Motion in your own words. Give an example of the second law in action.
8. What is the formula described with the Second Law of Motion?
9. What is the Third Law of Motion called? Explain the Third Law of Motion in your own words. Give an example of the Third law in action.
1. take this http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/science/newtons_laws/quiz384.html test. You need to get at least an 80%. Screen shot your results and put them in your power point.
1. Redesign and re-construct your car to improve speed using the laws of motion to justify your changes.
2. Explain how new design uses the 3 Laws to make it go faster
3. Test New car design
4. Compare the average test of the new car with the average test of the old car
Subtract average of Second Build from average of first build
21ST CENTURY SKILLS:
1. Choose one of the four C’s and tell us your strengths and challenges your group faced through this engagement (Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, OR Critical Thinking).
2. What have you learned about yourself or group using the C chosen?
3. What advice would you give a group starting this engagement?