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.
Download the Advanced Build GuideThis 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 (COMING SOON!)
Egg-Press Lane Challenge - Editable Word Document (COMING SOON!)
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 PresentationImmerse 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
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.
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.
Example Wind Lift Engineering Notebook
Example Wind Lift Engineering Notebook Pages
Other useful resources:
TeacherGeek Quick Start Guide
Guide for using TeacherGeek products
See how your Rubber Band Racer measures up
When using a lever arm design, use this to find the angle
Science & Math Standards
TeacherGeek products fit proposals, grants or lesson plans with ease! Explore more resources below: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