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Rubber band powered vehicle   each   (TS0122)

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Rubber band powered vehicle each (TS0122)

Rubber Band powered Vehicle Kit

 Energy

 When the rubber band is wound around the rear axle  you are storing energy. This is known as Potential Energy.

 

 When the rubber band unwinds and the axle and wheels turn the potential energy is transformed into Kinetic Energy (motion energy).

 

Designing and Testing

 Do your wheels wobble?

 Do the axles spin freely?

 Does the rubber band bind on the chassis?

 Does the rubber band release from the zip tie at the end of its travel?

 Can you achieve a greater travel distance if you wind more elastic onto the axle?

 What happens if you glue CD discs onto the rear axles?

 What happens if you use differing rubber bands?

 What is the average distance your vehicle travels after ten trial runs?

 Can you redesign your vehicle to carry an egg without breaking it?

 




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