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The Racecar Book

Build and Race Mousetrap Cars, Dragsters, Tri-Can Haulers & More

Science in Motion

by Bobby Mercer

eBook

1 of 1 copy available

A project book for young readers with a need for speed, this work provides instruction on 25 easy-to-construct racecars that can be driven both indoors and out. They will learn how to use mousetraps, rubber bands, chemical reactions, gravity, and air pressure to power the cars that are made for little or no cost using recycled and repurposed materials. Readers will discover how to turn a potato chip can, a rubber band, and weights into a Chip-Can Dancer; retrofit a car with a toy plane propeller to make an air-powered Prop Car; and use an effervescent tablet in a small canister to make an impressive rocket engine for a Mini Pop Car. Each project is accompanied by a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with photos, and explanations of the science behind each racecar, including concepts such as friction, Newton's laws of motion, and kinetic and potential energy.


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Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 1, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781613747179
  • Release date: October 1, 2013

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781613747179
  • File size: 6077 KB
  • Release date: October 1, 2013

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781613747155
  • File size: 7974 KB
  • Release date: October 1, 2013

1 of 1 copy available

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
PDF eBook

Languages

English

A project book for young readers with a need for speed, this work provides instruction on 25 easy-to-construct racecars that can be driven both indoors and out. They will learn how to use mousetraps, rubber bands, chemical reactions, gravity, and air pressure to power the cars that are made for little or no cost using recycled and repurposed materials. Readers will discover how to turn a potato chip can, a rubber band, and weights into a Chip-Can Dancer; retrofit a car with a toy plane propeller to make an air-powered Prop Car; and use an effervescent tablet in a small canister to make an impressive rocket engine for a Mini Pop Car. Each project is accompanied by a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with photos, and explanations of the science behind each racecar, including concepts such as friction, Newton's laws of motion, and kinetic and potential energy.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Chicago Review Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: October 1, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781613747179
    Release date: October 1, 2013

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781613747179
    File size: 6077 KB
    Release date: October 1, 2013

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781613747155
    File size: 7974 KB
    Release date: October 1, 2013

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English