Air Racer Activity Documents
Air Racer Activity Document Downloads
Send this racer flying with an electric motor and propeller. Design it for speed by designing the frame and propeller blades. Learn through experimentation. Evolve it using the Design & Engineering Process. This activity requires materials from the recycling bin to create the propeller blades.
Start by building the example Air Racer with the Build Guide, then take your design to the next level with unique Design & Engineering Challenges. Make it go faster and farther by changing blade shape, size, and material.
Make It Your Own: The documents for this activity are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.
If you wish to edit a document, simply download the Microsoft Word format.
Out of the Classroom
This build guide has everything you need to construct an example Mini Wind Turbine, along with your own designs through the Engineering Process. Perfect for libraries, boy and girl scouts, science fairs, kitchen table, maker's fairs and after school use.
Looking for something with a little more classroom clout?
Check out the "In the Classroom" section below for classroom-ready document downloads.
In the Classroom
For classroom use, download the documents below. Use the Classroom Overview for procedure and standards organization, and utilize the optional Labs and Challenges to further enrich the learning process.
Looking to just build and go?
Check out the "Out of the Classroom" section above to get started.
Download the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook
Available at two different learning levels, the TeacherGeek Engineering Notebook is designed to help students cycle thru 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.
Other useful resources:
Science & Math Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
Matter & Its Interactions: 2-PS1
Motion & Stability: Forces & Interactions - K-PS2 , 3-PS2 , 4-PS2 , 5-PS2 , MS-PS2 , HS - PS2
Energy - 4-PS3 , MS-PS3 , HS-PS3
Engineering Design - K-2-ETS1 , 3-5-ETS1 , MS-ETS1 , HS-ETS1
Common Core Math Standards
Measurement & Data - Kindergarten , Grade 1 , Grade 2 , Grade 3 , Grade 4 , Grade 5
Statistics & Probability: Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data - Grade 6 , Grade 7 , Grade 8 , High School