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AP (Air-Powered) Dragster Designer

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Type: Multi-Student Project Packs, Project Kits Ages: 12+

This air-powered vehicle kit includes a balsa wood body blank that students shape, enabling them to apply knowledge of aerodynamics, friction, and other principles. After shaping the dragster, they assemble it and launch it on the AP Dragster Launcher, an air-powered launcher.

Requires the AP Dragster Launcher; an air pump; and simple cutting, shaving, or sanding tools such as a coping saw, wood shaver, or sanding stick, sold separately.

Product ID: W36299
Availability: In Stock
$60.50 (USD)
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  • 10 balsa car body blanks with predrilled axle holes and launch tube channel
  • 40 wheels
  • 20 acetal axles
  • 40 nylon inserts
  • 10 launch tubes
  • 10 straws
  • 10 tube caps
  • 40 self-adhesive glue lines
  • Craft sticks
  • Sandpaper
  • AP Design Dragster User Guide
  • Students Served: 10
  • Assembly Method: Gluing
  • Tools and Materials Required: AP Dragster Launcher; an air pump; and simple cutting, shaving, or sanding tools such as a coping saw, wood shaver, or sanding stick

STEM

Science
  • Newton's laws
  • Friction
  • Aerodynamics
Technology
  • Problem-solving
  • Pressurized systems
  • Testing
Engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Prototyping
  • Data analysis
Math
  • Measurements
  • Calculating speed
  • Data collection
 

For a more in-depth look on how STEM can be found in air-powered dragsters, click here.

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