Your students will learn engineering concepts from first principles as they make, modify and optimise this geared racing car. To get the most out of their vehicle a good understanding of friction, downforce, weight and gear ratios is needed, and this comes through making the car and putting ideas to the test. Measuring speed, and comparing it with weight and gear ratio is an important step in this process. And when your students think they have the best car, it¹s time to race them against each other.
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Our aim is to support teachers with all the resources you need to successfully run this project in your classroom. We provide a teaching resource pack which includes teacher notes and student notes as well as the classroom video, as well as class packs of consumables.