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ERIC Number: EJ769142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Crash Testing in the Lab: Putting a New Stop to the CO2 Car!
Decker, Rob
Tech Directions, v65 n3 p15-18 Oct 2005
Every year in the United States, the federal government, insurance companies and automobile manufacturers wreck hundreds of cars for safety-testing purposes. All this crashing comes in an effort to rate vehicular safety for the public. Inspired by numerous movies with car chases, dramatic wrecks and television commercials showing car safety tests, students seem to find the prospect of crash testing fun and exciting. In this article, the author describes a "car-crashing" activity he introduced to his students, in which they attempted to create a CO2-powered car that would safely transport a hard-boiled egg 20 feet down a track to a point of impact. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures, 5 photos and 5 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States