Wheels, Axles & Acceleration

August 7, 2016 – TeamTREC hosted a workshop on wheels and axels.

Learning outcomes: horizontal acceleration (car moving forward), vertical acceleration (rockets), friction (contact between tires and road), air resistance, engine power.

The winning car? Light design, 1 balloon-powered engine and flexible wheels and axles.

“Each week we start with a box of crafts. Then we build something. I love making one larger craft” – 3rd grade camper at Britannia Woods.

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