Dragster Results

Micaela Hansen

Research

What is Speed?

Speed is rapidity in moving, going, traveling, proceeding, or performing.

What factors in the design of a car have an effect on speed?

Aerodynamics and weight are important factors.


How does modeling and prototyping help with the development of products?

I think it will help because you can plan it our before you actually make it, and you can correct mistakes without having to start over. Also, it's good for a rough draft and you can make it to scale so you can have an outline where to cut.

Predictions

What factors are important for a successful launch of your car?

  • Straight launch hole
  • Straight axle holes
  • Aerodynamic design

What are the best features of your car?

  • It's smaller in front making it more aerodynamic
  • The axle and launch holes are straight

Is there anything about your car that will negatively affect its performance?

It could have less wood to help it go faster


How many mph do you think your car will go?

I think my car with go 3-5 mph

Reflections

What turned out well?

My car won the first round and went pretty fast.


What did you enjoy the most?

I liked being able to make the dragsters and design them

What could be better?

My car could have less wood on it to make it more aerodynamic



What was your least favorite part?

I didn't like having to wait around for the machines