Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:00
Twenty eighth grade science students from Howitt Middle School recently raced carbon-dioxide (CO2) powered cars as part of an interactive study on Newton’s Second and Third Laws of Motion. The cars were 10 to 12 inches long and designed by applying science, technology and math skills the students learned throughout the school year. The colorful, hand-made miniature vehicles represented the students’ interests.
After testing the cars and racing them around a track, the students took the data that they collected and applied it to equations that showed the cars’ speed, distance and applied force.