Rubber Band Racers

Rubber Band Racers / Physical Science / Sophomore - Grade 10 / Work and Energy

Summary: In this activity, students practice the concepts of work and energy as they design and test a car that will be propelled by a rubber band slingshot. The activity has students work through the engineering design process to create a vehicle that can travel a minimum of 2 meters. 

Materials: Rubber bands, straws, wooden dowels, Popsicle sticks, hot glue guns, tape, wheels (washers, buttons, wooden wheels)

Student handout