Loop-the-Loop and Other Explorations with Die Cast Cars

Materials (for four testing stations)
4 Name Brand Die Cast Cars (Hot Wheels™ or Matchbox™)
4 Generic Die Cast Cars
16 Hot Wheels™ Track Sections and Connectors
4 Hot Wheels™ Loop Accessory and Track Section
4 Hot Wheels™ Car Launcher with Connector and Short Track Section
Masking Tape

Key Question
How can we use data to determine which cars are better than others?

Learning Objectives
Children will…
• play with cars and tracks and launchers to become familiar with how they work.
• collect data and compare name brand vs. generic die cast cars successfully making through the loop-the-loop.
• consider their own experiments and collect data to compare cars from their own experiments.

Loop-the-Loop Lesson

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