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ERIC Number: EJ828712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Rev Your Engines!
Blanchard, Margaret; Sharp, Jennifer; Grable, Lisa
Science Teacher, v76 n2 p35-40 Feb 2009
As part of the "Car Lab Project," students constructed rubber band cars, raced them, and worked through a number of automotive activities. The students engaged in this project certainly had fun, but they also used high-tech gear such as motion sensors and graphing calculators to gather data on the distance and time cars traveled and to generate time versus distance graphs for their cars. This project meets national standards for high school mathematics, science, and technology content (NCTM 2000; ITEA 2000; NRC 1996) while engaging students in cognitive activities and motor skills. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A