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ERIC Number: EJ860249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Electric Motorboat Drag Racing: A Hands-On Physics Project that Motivates Students from Start to Finish
Barry, Reno
Physics Teacher, v46 n5 p267-268 May 2008
Electric Motorboat Drag Racing is a culminating high school physics project designed to apply and bring to life many content standards for physics. Students need to be given several weeks at home to design and build their model-sized electric motorboats for the 5-meter drag racing competition down rain gutters. In the process, they are discussing and applying physics concepts from the entire course, including topics from motion, forces, energy, and electricity and magnetism. Bottom line: students of all skill levels are racing to apply physics and loving it.
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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