Electric Race Car

$18.00

Single SKU: 1824-07

10-Pack SKU: 1824-08

The TeacherGeek Electric Racer is everything you need to drive a student's interest.

Bring the excitement and intrigue of electric cars into your classroom. This activity provides you with plenty of materials and instructions to design, construct and evolve a unique battery-powered car. This activity introduces true STEM engineering as students use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math processes to develop their design solutions. In addition, the components of this activity are designed to be used with recycled materials such as wood, metal and plastic.

Purchase a TeacherGeek Solar Panel to take your Electric Racer even further.

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

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TeacherGeek Tools You'll Need

What tools will you need to do this activity?

Process

Process Description

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool

Cutting

Cutting dowels, strips, recycling bin items, etc.

Multi-Cutter

Saw, Pruning Shears

Reaming

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

Reamer

#3 Drill Bit and Drill

Screwing

Tighten and loosen screws

Screwdriver

None

Holding and Pulling

Hold nuts, pull apart components

Pliers (optional)

None

 

Soldering

 

Soldering wires to motors or other wires 

Soldering Iron Package (optional)

None

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.

To make a Solar Sprinter, solar panels are available separately. 

Process

Process Description

Recommended Tool 

Alternate Tool

Solar Power

Convert your Electric Racer to a Solar Sprinter.

 solar panel 

None

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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