Presentation on theme: "CO2 Race Cars. What is a CO2 Race Car? A CO2 race car is a model car POWERED by the release of CO2 gas from a compressed cartridge. The release of the."— Presentation transcript:
What is a CO2 Race Car? A CO2 race car is a model car POWERED by the release of CO2 gas from a compressed cartridge. The release of the gas PROPELS the car forward at a high rate of speed.
What is the Project? Each Student will DESIGN, BUILD and RACE their own CO2 race car. Races will be conducted in June, out in the Garden Level hallway. Race times (How much time it takes your car to travel 60 ft.) will be kept. Who will have the fastest car in 8 th Grade?
Before we begin... What will help to make your car go faster ?
Aerodynamics The dynamics of atmospheric interactions with moving objects.
4 Forces of Aerodynamics: 1. Drag 2. Draft 3. Downward Force 4. Lift
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