Advanced Rubber Band Racer

Advanced Rubber Band Racer

Advanced Rubber Band Racer Activity Document Downloads

Build your own Advanced Rubber Band Racer with TeacherGeek. Our Build Guide will help you get started. Learn through experimentation, then evolve it using the Design & Engineering Process. This activity can be made even better with materials from the recycling bin. Recommended for Secondary age-levels.

Document Downloads

Download the Advanced Build Guide

This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Rubber Band Racer, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker fairs and after school use.

Advanced Build Guide - PDF
Advanced Build Guide - Editable Word Document



Download the Design & Engineering Challenges

With the optional Engineering Challenges, you can craft and improve your Rubber Band Racer. Design, build, test and evolve different racer configurations to compete and observe. Remember, in design, you are never truly done - there is always a better solution!

Apollo 13 Challenge - PDF 
Apollo 13 Challenge - Editable Word Document 



Egg-Press Lane Challenge - PDF 
Egg-Press Lane Challenge - Editable Word Document 

Long Shot Challenge - PDF                    
Long Shot Challenge - Editable Word Document

Sprint Challenge - PDF
Sprint Challenge - Editable Word Document

Target Challenge - PDF
Target Challenge - Editable Word Document


Download the Immersive Challenge Presentation

Immerse yourself in an Engineering Challenge inspired by NASA's Mars Rover expeditions and design scenarios. Your racer is a Mars Rover, attempting to successfully land, navigate and transport specimens on the alien planet's surface.  

Mars Rescue Mission - PowerPoint Presentation

Mars Rescue Mission Print-Outs - PDF
Mars Rescue Mission Print-Outs - Editable Word Document

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Download the Classroom Overview

Brief overview about the TeacherGeek Rubber Band Racer documents, activity procedure, educational alignment standards, concepts, vocabulary, background information, and supplementary resources.

Overview - PDF
Overview - Editable Word Document

Engineering Notebook

Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook

Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle through the Design & Engineering Process and help them innovate and invent new designs. Use an Engineering Notebook page for each iteration of design. It is recommended that extra pages are printed and on-hand during activities.

Simple Engineering Notebook - PDF
Engineering Notebook - PDF

Example Wind Lift Engineering Notebook
Example Wind Lift Engineering Notebook Pages


Other useful resources:

TeacherGeek Quick Start Guide
Guide for using TeacherGeek products

Printable Ruler
See how your Rubber Band Racer measures up

Printable Protractor
When using a lever arm design, use this to find the angle

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Science & Math Standards

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Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Standards Download - PDF
NGSS Standards Spreadsheet - Editable /Searchable Excel Sheet

International Technology & Engineering Educators' Association Standards
ITEEA Standards Download - PDF
ITEEA Standards Spreadsheet - Editable/Searchable Excel Sheet

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