Pine Car Derby

Have you ever been interested in cars, and designs that lend themselves well to faster speed and aerodynamics? This week in STUDIO our students got to do just that, as they were able to design their own Pine Car's. Many students felt excited about building the fastest car, and racing them near the end of the curriculum to see who comes out on top. 

Part of the curriculum was learning about how air shifts through a solid object, and how you can manipulate that to create faster speeds. The students used saws, sanders and all kinds of different paints to create the car that they felt best suited them, but also gave them the best chance to win. One of the students felt that it was a great opportunity for them to learn more about how cars are built, and the engineering that goes into them. 

Ultametely, we wanted to give the students a chance to build an understanding of proper aerodynamics, but still have a chance to have fun in the process.