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Metric Dragster Kits

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

Dragsters are an exciting method to teach the metric system and the design process. Students design and build a prototype and then produce an actual CO2-powered dragster and race it! An illustrated, self-directed student workbook holds the students’ attention as they learn step-by-step automotive-design processes.

Kits and packs are available in balsa wood or basswood and with or without the polystyrene blank. 

Storage boxes are included in single kits but are sold separately for 50-packs.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials?

Dragsters are an exciting method to teach the metric system and the design process. Students design and build a prototype and then produce an actual CO2-powered dragster and race it! An illustrated, self-directed student workbook holds the students’ attention as they learn step-by-step automotive-design processes.

Kits and packs are available in balsa wood or basswood and with or without the polystyrene blank. 

Storage boxes are included in single kits but are sold separately for 50-packs.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Race Car Book is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.

Product ID: W13244
Availability: In Stock
Notice: Hazard by Air
$325.00 (USD)
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  • 50 basswood body blanks
  • 50 The Race Car Books
  • 50 precut Styrofoam wedges
  • 50 dragster certificates
  • 50 1/4 sheets of sandpaper
  • 50 CO2 cartridges
  • 50 straws
  • 100 Lx wheels
  • 100 Px wheels
  • 200 brass washers
  • 100 axles
  • 100 screw eyes
  • Students Served: 50
  • Material: Basswood
  • Tools Required: Drill, coping saw, wood file or rasp, ruler, scissors, finish, and a race system
  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

STEM

Science
  • Newton’s laws
  • Modeling
  • Aerodynamics
  • Friction
Technology
  • Design processes
  • Finishing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem-solving
Engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Prototyping
  • Energy and power systems
Math
  • Metric measurements
  • Tolerances
  • Calculating speed
 

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