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On-Site Field Trip® 7
- Pullback Car  flyer

This On-Site Field Trip consists of a series of 60-75 minute classes. Sets of students will rotate in and out of the classroom. Your instructor will cover the same material with each class, adjusting levels of detail according to students’ experience and grade levels.  “Student Engineers” learn about simple machines and their real-world applications. Teams of two students will build a pullback car and then run a series of experiments to test various engineering theories.    The skills and traits of the engineering profession are also discussed and incorporated.  If time permits at the end of class, the students can then race their cars.


“Each student will take home a project Car.”

Concepts Covered:
  • Simple Machines – Specifically Wheels & Axles
  • Integrated Problem Solving
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Interpreting Visual Instructions: 2D to 3D

  • Familiarize students with real life engineering concepts and vocabulary
  • Build a model exemplifying use of wheels and axles
  • Extrapolate this model to real world uses

Grades K-8th.