Measurement and Science: Metric Race Car Project

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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Looking for a unit way to assess your students understanding of measurement in science while you capture their attention? In this project students will research the measurements of a race car of their choice, then create a poster, digital presentation or physical model of the car. They will have the opportunity to test their lab skills while they choose a racing fuel from a mini laboratory setting. Hint: if the fuel is less dense, the car is lighter.

Major Activities in Metric Race Car

• Research Race Car Dimensions

• Measurement Collection and Conversions

• Fuel Density Selection Activity

• Creation of Poster, Digital Presentation or Physical Model

• Simulate race, who’s going to win?

What You Get

Student Guide

Student Entry Form

Fully Editable PowerPoint Template For Students

Teacher Instructions

Student Evaluation Rubric

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Total Pages
17 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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