Air Racer Activity - 10 Pack


Propel innovation with this TeacherGeek activity straight from the Everglades. Send this racer flying with an electric project motor and propeller. Kids can engineer it for speed, distance or style by constructing the frame and propeller blades. Use real tools and learn from experimentation, evolving unique designs through the engineering process. Use recycling bin materials, 3-D printed elements or other found components to create propeller blades. This activity features TeacherGeek mini hub assemblies; build your own unique propellers by changing blade shape, angle or amount.


  • Utilize the design and engineering process
  • Encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem solving
  • Learn about electricity, blade angle, and propeller design
  • Apply the scientific method
  • Innovate (design, build and evolve your own unique design)

What's in the Air Racer Activity?

Component: 10pk Quantity:
Dowels 30
Perpendicular Blocks 20
1" Screws 20
Hex Nuts 20
Motor Mount(s) 10
1.5-3V Motor(s) 10
Connector Strips 30
3in Slide Stop 10
Zip Ties 40
Wooden Wheels 30
Battery Holder(s) (2 AA) 10
w/ Switch & Leads
Mini Motor Hub Cover(s) 10
Mini Motor Hub Base(s) 10
Hub Screw(s) 10
Toothpicks 100

This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 9 and above with adult supervision.


hat tools will you need to do this activity?



Process Description

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool


Cutting dowels, strips, recycling bin items, etc.


Saw, Pruning Shears


Change splined holes in components from press fit (dowels press and stay) to loose fit (dowels are able to slide and rotate).


#3 Drill Bit and Drill


Tighten and loosen screws



Holding and Pulling

Hold nuts, pull apart components

Pliers (optional)


Hammering and Tapping

Tap components through holes

Hammer (optional)