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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. 

Requires a drill, coping saw, wood file or rasp, ruler, scissors, finish, and a race system, sold separately. Storage boxes are included in single kits but are sold separately for 50-packs.

Product ID: W13245
Availability: In Stock
Notice: Hazard by Air
$340.00 (USD)
  • 50 balsa wood 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: Balsa wood
  • 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.


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

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