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Self propelled car project

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Easy Rubberband Car: This is an easy to make rubberband car using a paper towel tube for the body. I've made these cars with groups of kids at Library programs several times and it's always lots of fun. You’ll need a paper towel tube, two old CDs, a couple of penc…

Project Goal: Students build cars that are rapidly propelled across the floor at least 10 feet.Design Variables Axle width Number of wheelsKey Concepts Wheel Alignment means all the wheels all point in one direction Energy transformation is when one kind of energy turns into a different formPrep: Bend paperclips into hooks (1 per student)Safety: Launch cars only horizontally across the floor. Designate a launching area and direction when students begin to test.

Slingshot Cars: The slingshot car is an excellent introductory project to illustrate how potential energy is converted into kinetic energy, and the importance of low friction. Just be sure to watch your feet as cars go racing across the floor! You can find the less…

Kids love building things that move! Plus, it's even more fun if you can make a car go without just pushing it or by adding an expensive motor. This rubber band powered car is an awesome engineering activity for your next STEM project time. There are lots of creative rubber band car ideas but you definitely need a rubber band and a way to wind it up! Are the gears whirring away inside your head yet? Make sure to check out our LEGO rubber band car design too! HOW TO MAKE A RUBBER BAND POWERED CAR

Make your own rubber band powered car with our simple rubber band car design. Explore simple physics and find out how fast your car can go.

Make Your Own 4-Wheel Balloon Car

Make Your Own 4-Wheel Balloon Car: Make 4-wheeled, air-powered cars that jet across the floor. Race 'em. Use 'em to play games! For step-by-step instructions visit the Design Squad website. Here's what you need to make your 4-Wheel Balloon Car! Jet: Balloon Flexi…

ACTIVITY: Bottle racer (Potential/Kinetic Energy) In this modern adaptation of a classic toy—the spool racer—a plastic water bottle is propelled by energy stored in a wound-up rubber band.

ACTIVITY: Bottle racer (Potential/Kinetic Energy) In this modern adaptation of a classic toy—the spool racer—a plastic water bottle is propelled by energy stored in a wound-up rubber band.

Kids love things that go! Check out some awesome ideas for adding STEM challenges to things that go! Cool vehicle STEM activities for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary age kids. Balloon powered, solar powered, wind powered, rubber band powered, chemical reaction powered, and more!

Kids love things that go! Check out some awesome ideas for adding STEM challenges to things that go! Cool vehicle STEM activities for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary age kids. Balloon powered, solar powered, wind powered, rubber band powered, chemical reaction powered, and more!

rubber-band-powered-car. I didn't find step to step instructions from the post, but it's a good project.

This was a quick creation I came up with for a student who loves cars. I had lots of clear plastic CD’s and decided to use them for wheels, the gold rubber band came from a cake box and we ha…