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Challenge: Rocket Cars

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STEAM topic(s) Engineering

Rocket cars is a fun and interactive way to encourage young persons to think about the design and build of cars using our air powered rockets as an engine. The car "chassis" is made up using K'nex building equipment which works well unless you add too much power, in which case you end up with an explosion of K'nex. They will have to think about aerodynamics, structural integrity and power to weight ratio in this fun activity.

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Age Range 5 and above
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Group Size Individual or pairs, max 20 students at a time.
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Time Required Can be done in 10 minutes to an hour depending on ability.
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Location Some chairs and tables will be required for the build phase and a smooth 10 metre length of floor, such as empty corridor or playground, for use as a test track.
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Similar Activities Paper rockets
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Equipment All Rocket nose caps, firing apparatus and K'nex is provided by the Kineton STEM team.
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