Force and Motion - A STEM Race Car Project with Vegetables

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4th - 8th, Homeschool
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21 pages
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STEM Veggie Car Race!: Engineering Vegetables!!

Ladies and Gentlemen- START YOUR VEGETABLES!!!

A race car made out of produce???? But of course...if you apply your knowledge of force, motion, friction, and gravity. What an exciting way to try mechanical engineering! And your students will never look at potatoes, onions or lemons in the same way again.

Included in the packet are teacher notes, handouts, a rubric, and guidelines for a fun two day STEM event.

NGSS standards met with this packet:

Grades 3-5: ENGINEERING DESIGN

3-5--ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that included specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

3-5--ETS1-2: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

3-5--ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

You might also like “Ready, Set…STEM!”, our STEM Student notebook to support your program. It includes a teacher guide filled with ideas

Ready, Set…STEM, An Introductory Packet to Start a STEM classroom

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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSSMS-ETS1-2
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-3
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
NGSSMS-ETS1-4
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSSMS-ETS1-1
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

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