Materials List: Cars:
Engineering for Efficiency

Each group needs:

  • 5 Popsicle┬« / hobby sticks
  • masking tape, ~24 inches
  • 4 Lifesavers┬« mint candies (Tip: Use the mint-flavored candies because they do not get as sticky as the fruit-flavored ones.)
  • 3 drinking straws (small enough diameter to fit inside the mint candy holes)
  • 3 index cards
  • Car Design Worksheet, one per student

To share with the entire class:

  • scissors
  • play money (Monopoly┬« money works well)
  • rain gutter section(s), ~7 ft in length
  • duct tape (or other heavy duty tape)
  • cardboard ramp
  • electric fan
  • projector, for showing the attached PowerPoint presentations
  • stopwatch (if racing only one car at a time)