Research & Development

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Research & Development

Students demonstrate the principles of design and engineering in the creation of their own CO2 powered racer. This involves sketches, specifications, prototypes, and testing.

Project-based activities include:

Activity: Parts & Materials Inventory
Activity: Specifications & Limitations
Activity: Thumbnail Sketches
Activity: Rough Sketches
Activity: Internet Research - Drag Racing
Activity: Final Drawing & Template
Activity: Final Drawing & Prototype
Activity: Dragster Construction
Activity: Narrative Writing & Checkpoint Test
Activity: Dragster Body Shaping & Smoothing
Activity: Internet Research - Vehicle Safety
Activity: Design Brief
Activity: Designing a Vehicle
Activity: Argumentative Writing, Career Research & Planning and Checkpoint Test

LAB

College & Career Ready Labs

GRADES

Recommended 6 to 9

CURRICULUM HOURS

10

CAREER CLUSTERS

STEM, Manufacturing

FEATURES

• Project-Based Learning
• Career Ready Practices
• Reading and Writing in Context
• Customizable Content

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