Air Racer Activity - 10 Pack
- Grades: 2+
- Number of Students: 10 (1 per Air Racer)
- Number of Lessons: N/A
- Contact Hours: N/A
- Additional Resources: Build Guide, Engineering Notebook, STEAM Market-It Challenge
Propel innovation and create your own electric fan car with this electric motor project straight from the Everglades! First, construct a frame that'll get you rolling. Then power up your motor and experiment with different propeller blade designs to really send your racer flying! The TeacherGeek build system makes it simple to tinker and redesign, allowing students to evolve their racer as they experiment and learn.
Each Air Racer Activity Pack comes with a printed Go-Guide to get kids started and inspire them to make their own unique racers. TeacherGeek also offers free science labs and engineering challenges to deepen student's understanding and challenge them even further as they explore topics such as propeller design and electricity.
The following tools are highly recommended by TeacherGeek and are required to complete the Air Racer.
NOTE: Please see Build Guide for more info on required tools.
Air Racer Educational Goals
- 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)
STEAM Market-It Challenge
Add the STEAM Market-It Challenge to any completed TeacherGeek activity to teach students how to turn their TeacherGeek design into a retail product. Students will learn the 4 'Ps' of marketing - Product, Placement, Price and Promotion. Students have the option of completing a commercial, a billboard or retail packaging as a summative assessment.
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- (30) Dowels
- (20) Perpendicular Blocks
- (20) 1" Screws
- (20) Hex Nuts
- (10) Motor Mount(s)
- (10) 1.5-3V Motor(s)
- (30) Connector Strips
- (10) 3in Slide Stop
- (40) Zip Ties
- (30) Wooden Wheels
- (10) Battery Holder(s) (2 AA) w/ Switch & Leads
- (10) Mini Motor Hub Cover(s)
- (10) Mini Motor Hub Base(s)
- (10) Hub Screw(s)
- (100) Toothpicks
Items needed but NOT included:
- (20) AA Batteries
- Safety Goggles
- Recycling Material
NOTE: Please see Build Guide for more info on required tools/materials.
Additional Information and Resources:
Special Notes and Considerations:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
NOTE: This is an educational product and not a toy. It is intended for use by ages 9 and above with adult supervision.