Sail Car Activity - 10 Pack

$69.95
SKU TRG-007

Design and engineer a vehicle that is propelled by the wind. This activity is perfect for early elementary groups. The Sail Car design allows students to quickly and easily experiment with sail shape, angle, and placement.

Engineer a Sail Car that can go the greatest distance, travel the fastest, or carry the most weight. Start by building the car base. Learn about forces and motion by completing the optional Sail Car labs. Then, design and build your own Sail Car to compete in engineering challenges.

Goals:

  • Utilize the Design Engineering Process
  • Encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem solving
  • Learn about push and pull forces, wind, and sail design.
  • Apply the scientific method
  • Innovate (design, build and evolve you own unique racer)

What's in the Sail Car Activity?

What's in the Sail Car Activity?
Component: 10pk Quantity:
1" Screws 40
3" Slide Stop Material 10
12" Dowels 40
Hole Plate 20
Wheel Hubs 40

What tools will you need to do this activity?

Process

Process Description

Recommended Tool

Alternate Tool

Cutting

Cutting dowels, strips, recycling bin items, etc.

Multi-Cutter

Saw, Pruning Shears

Reaming

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

Reamer

#3 Drill Bit and Drill

Screwing

Tighten and loosen screws

Screwdriver

None

Hammering and Tapping

Tap components through holes easier with this stubby claw hammer.

Hammer (Optional)

None

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