Electric Race Car Activity Pack



Ready? Set... GO!

Burn some rubber and engineer your very own battery powered car with the TeacherGeek Electric Car Activity Pack. Our build system makes it simple and fun to experiment with your design, learning as you try out new race car designs. Take away a wheel, construct a slimmer frame, or build something entirely new with your parts! It's real DIY electronics and real engineering, meaning the making and excitement never end.

Electric Race Car Educational Goals

  • Utilize the design and engineering process
  • Encourage creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Learn about electric power
  • Innovate (Build your own unique car)

Completing the

Electric Race Car Activity

(Ages 10 and Up)

When working on this activity, start with the Build Guide.

     Build Guide     

MS Word or PDF - Which document format should you download? Always download the PDF document, unless you want to edit/change it. If you want to edit/change the document, download the MS Word (Microsoft Word) version.

Once you finish the Build Guide, your Electric Race Car is ready! At the end of Build Guide you will find many challenges to make it go farther, faster, and available for all-terrain. Download the Engineering Notebook to help you on this journey. Find this in Optional Resources below.

     Optional Resources     

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.

  • Simple Engineering Notebook: PDF
  • Engineering Notebook: PDF

STEAM Market-It Challenge

Add the STEAM Market-It Challenge to any completed TeacherGeek activity to teach students how to turn their TeacherGeek design into a retail product. Students will learn the 4 'Ps' of marketing - Product, Placement, Price and Promotion. Students have the option of completing a commercial, a billboard or retail packaging as a summative assessment.

TeacherGeek Tools You'll Need

What tools will you need to do this activity?


Process Description

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool


Cutting dowels, strips, recycling bin items, etc.


Saw, Pruning Shears


Change splined holes in components from press fit (dowels press and stay) to loose fit (dowels are able to slide and rotate).


#3 Drill Bit and Drill


Tighten and loosen screws



Holding and Pulling

Hold nuts, pull apart components

Pliers (optional)





Soldering wires to motors or other wires 

Soldering Iron Package (optional)


Sets of tools can be found here.

Make your Electric Car even better by incorporating recycling bin material.

Additional Supplies Needed to Build an Electric Car: This activity requires AA batteries, TeacherGeek Tool Set (reamer, multi-cutter, pliers, screwdriver, hammer, slider block) and a ruler.

Electric Car Components

What's in the Electric Car activity?

Component: 10pk Quantity: Single Quantity:
Connector Strips 40 4
Hole Plates 20 2
70mm Pulleys 10 1
55.5mm Pulleys 10 1
25.5mm Pulleys 10 1
9mm Pulleys 10 1
50 Tooth Gears 10 1
40 Tooth Gears 10 1
20 Tooth Gears 10 1
10 Tooth Gears 10 1
Wheels 40 4
Rubber Band Tires 40 4
Battery Holder 10 1
Small Rubber Bands 100 10
300mm Slide-Stop Material 3 1/3 (100mm)
Perpendicular Blocks 40 4
Dowels 80 8
Stop Clips 40 4
Angle Brackets 20 2
1½” Screws 20 2
Hex Nuts 60 6
Locking Nuts 20 2
Fender Washers  20 2
5/8” Screws  60 6
Project Motor 10 1
Project Motor Mounts 10 1
Motor Adaptor Pins 15 1


Science, Math & Engineering 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

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