The Great Sail Car Race | STEAM, Maker Space, Engineering Design, Math, Activity

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Use sail cars in your classroom to teach: variables, gravity, force, friction, air pressure, budgeting, engineering design principles, and math concepts like measurement and speed. This inexpensive project provides an opportunity for your students to apply STEAM ideas to a hands on, fun activity.

***This is a CHALLENGING PROJECT***

Students will budget and plan their sail car. Next, they'll "purchase" parts and begin to build. Students will test and adjust their car as desired using the printable Variable Data Sheet. Finally, you will hold the classroom speed and distance competition! This project will take approximately {5} one-hour class periods.

Included in this 11-page download:
*Materials list
*Step-by-step photos of how to build a sail car
*Tips for success
*Printable budget sheet
*Printable data record sheets


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The Great Sail Car Race | STEAM, Maker Space, Engineering
The Great Sail Car Race | STEAM, Maker Space, Engineering
The Great Sail Car Race | STEAM, Maker Space, Engineering
The Great Sail Car Race | STEAM, Maker Space, Engineering