STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Car

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STEM Challenge: Are you ready for the windy month of March! This challenge is part of a series about wind-powered devices, but can certainly be used all year long!

NOTE: This challenge may be purchased as part of a money-saving bundle!

In this challenge students will be using materials to design a rolling car that is wind-powered. They will have to consider the placement of the car’s axle and the size of the wheels in order to make the best car. Also, they must decide if a very long car is the right way to complete this task. In order to use wind power, the car will need a wind catching device- like a sail! Many decisions will be considered to solve these problems! Finally, the car will be tested by blowing a very strong wind (a fan) on it to see just how far it will travel.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Cardboard tubes
• Wooden skewers
• Masking tape
• Pipe cleaners
• Cardboard pieces
• Cardstock, construction paper, copy paper
• Straws
• Fan


The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 5 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, student lab sheet with sample answers, and the credits page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2class sessions (2 hours) to complete.

This challenge works perfectly with two other wind challenges:
STEM Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Boat
STEM Challenge Build a Windmill

Or you may purchase all three in a money-saving bundle!
STEM Challenge March Bundle with Wind Power

Save even more with a mega bundle of all the seasonal challenges:
STEM by the Month

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You might also like these STEM Challenges about cars:

STEM Challenge- Build a Car!
STEM Challenge: Balloon Cars
STEM Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Build an Egg Car- featuring Newton’s 2nd Law

You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Car
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Car
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Car
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Wind-Powered Car