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Lesson Title:
Edible Race Cars

Ms. Jami Turnquist (Primary)
Dr. Gabriel Bruguier

Brief Description:
Students will learn about average fuel economy and build their own cars from food items.

Topics Introduced:
power, weight
Suggested Grade Levels:
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

Industrial Technology

Lesson Information

Learning Expectations:

To understand the parts of a vehicle and the concept of average fuel economy.

Plan Of Action:

Students will build a car out of food items that must roll down a ramp (not slide). It must have a body, wheels that rotate, and 2 axles. Students may eat car if it is successful. Students must use at least 3 food items.

Data Set Used:

Students will be given rules and supplies for this activity.

Materials Needed:

This activity requires the following:
1. Various food items
2. A ramp for testing

Preparation Period:

1. Download powerpoint to computer ahead of time and look through material.
2. Have an idea how many members you want in each group.
3. Have supplies ready for groups (food items)

Implementation Period:

Lesson will last approximately 45 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for powerpoint and questions, 20 minutes for building, 15 minutes for testing.

Lesson Files

Edible Race Cars
Powerpoint for lesson
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