Lesson Plan

Race Car Lesson 3

Integrating previous units into Race Car Design
Objectives

Students will be able to design a car to fit specific constraints and requirements,

Students will be able to choose materials based on their properties for a specific purpose. 

Subjects
Science
Grades 6 - 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Instructional Activity

SketchUp
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In a previous lesson, students were tasked to brainstorm designs for a race car that would meet certain requirements. Students are now challenged to select a final design and draft it, as well as construct a list of materials needed to build their design. Students are given the option to incorporate skills used in previous units by designing car parts in Google SketchUp and 3D printing them. Students are also able to utilize Google and other search engines to conduct further research on components of their design.