Dragster Electric Car



Conquer the racetrack in your classroom, hallway, or kitchen with this battery-powered Dragster. Perched on just two wheels, kids love exploring friction by putting different "sleds" or materials on the end that drags. Daring students can even construct a motorcycle! Optional challenges take cars beyond the drag strip; kids can "trick" their ride, designing it to do wheelies, donuts, jumps, and more.

Age Range

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This is an educational product and not a toy. Adult supervision is required.



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Go Guide:

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Things You'll Need

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TeacherGeek Tools

Screw Driver

Drive screws into holes.

Slip Joint Pliers

Grab nuts, bend
wires, etc.


Cut dowels, strips,
recycling bin items, etc.


Ream splines (teeth),
from holes so
dowels spin freely.

Mini Hammer

Tap dowels into
other components.

Other Supplies

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