Materials List: Side-Impact Crash Superhero – Who Will Save the Day with a Better Safety Feature?
- Sheet of aluminum foil
- Small amount of clay
Each group needs:
- 1-2 aluminum cans (have a consistent size of aluminum can for each group).
- 4 sheets of paper
- cardboard folder
- foam cup
- 1 m (~3 ft) of masking tape (total of 3-4 rolls per class)
For the class to share:
- Crash apparatus (such as a heavy ball or weighted toy car rolling down ramp). The crash apparatus might be a ramp set up for a heavy ball or car to roll down into the “parked car” (aluminum can) set against a wall, for example. Most importantly, the crash apparatus needs to be set up so each “crash” is able to be repeated with consistent speeds and forces.