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

by Mercer, Bobby, 1961-

Format: Kindle Book 2013 2013
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Summary
A project book for young readers with a need for speed, this work provides instruction on 25 easy-to-construct racecars that can be driven both indoors and out. They will learn how to use mousetraps, rubber bands, chemical reactions, gravity, and air pressure to power the cars that are made for little or no cost using recycled and repurposed materials. Readers will discover how to turn a potato chip can, a rubber band, and weights into a Chip-Can Dancer; retrofit a car with a toy plane propeller to make an air-powered Prop Car; and use an effervescent tablet in a small canister to make an impressive rocket engine for a Mini Pop Car. Each project is accompanied by a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with photos, and explanations of the science behind each racecar, including concepts such as friction, Newton's laws of motion, and kinetic and potential energy.
Contents
The starting line
Mousetrap cars
Rubber band racers
Rocket racers
Edible racers
Gravity racers
Racecar launchers.

Additional Information
Subjects Model car racing Juvenile literature
Automobiles, Racing Models Juvenile literature
Model car racing
Automobiles, Racing Models
Science
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher Chicago :Chicago Review Press2013
2013
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 9+.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781613747179
9781613747155
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