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The racecar book: build and race mousetrap cars, dragsters, tri-can haulers & more

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Publisher:
Chicago Review Press,
Pub. Date:
[2013]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
880L
Description
You may not be old enough to drive, but that doesn#146;t mean you can#146;t satisfy your need for speed. Author and physics teacher Bobby Mercer shows how to use mousetraps, rubber bands, chemical reactions, gravity, and air pressure to power fast-moving vehicles. Each of the 25 easy-to-build racecars is constructed for little or no cost using recycled and repurposed materials. Retrofit a toy car with a model plane propeller to make an air-powered Prop Car. Turn a potato chip can, a rubber band, and weights into a Chip-Can Dancer. Or use an effervescent tablet in a small canister as an impressive rocket engine for a Mini Pop Car. Every project in The Racecar Book contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos for easy assembly. Mercer also includes explanations of the science behind each racecar, including concepts such as friction, Newton#146;s laws of motion, kinetic and potential energy, and more. These projects are perfect for science fairs or design competitions, or just having fun!
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ISBN:
9781613747148
Lexile measure:
880L
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subject_facet Automobiles, Racing -- Models, Model car racing
title_display The racecar book : build and race mousetrap cars, dragsters, tri-can haulers & more
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topic_facet Automobiles, Racing, Model car racing, Models