Build your own Pinewood Derby-style racecar out of foam, PVC pipes, cardboard, and more, and race against your classmates!
In this action-packed class, you will get to make and race your very own Pinewood Derby-style car! There is one twist, however: you can only use material from recyclables to put your car together. We have a Pinewood Derby racetrack for everyone to test their cars on, and we will wrap up the week with a friendly race! If you love to make things out of junk, if you enjoy cars and racing, and if you want to have some fun, this is the class for you!
This is the ideal class for anyone who loves to make things out of recyclables, and anyone who loves cars! If you think you’d enjoy designing and building your own Pinewood Derby-style car out of cardboard and plastic and racing it against your classmates, you will LOVE this class!
Nerds in this class make Pinewood Derby-style race cars out of recyclable materials. Nerds will design their own cars and spend the week building, testing, and improving upon their designs. Students in this class gain a lot of insight into how small design details can drastically change performance, like the way they place the wheels on their car or the way the car’s weight is distributed.
Nerds will need to figure out how to make the fastest car they can using only the available materials. However, this challenge is one that everyone can overcome with the powers of imagination and engineering!
Nerds learn about some basic engineering principles like simple machines that they can use to put their cars together. Throughout the building process, nerds figure out how their car’s design affects its performance, and see how changing small details can have a big impact.
Nerds will also learn about the Engineering Design Process, a process that engineers use to design, build, and improve their creations. They will be able to test their racecars and conceive ways to make them even faster and stronger. Through this process, nerds learn about planning their creations and being willing to make changes to make them better, even if it means doing something over again.
Your nerd will build and discover like these nerds have.
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Heartwood (Mesa, Arizona)
Eduprize (Gilbert, Arizona)
Week long (M-F) | 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
$165 – $195
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