Dragster Reflection

By: Cassondra Klaus


What is Speed?

-Rapidity of movement or action

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

-Aerodynamics, horse power, gear ratio.

Predication and Reflection


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

How you make it, and the position of your hole.

What are the best features of your car?

I think the side, I made them go inward so for the start off the wind wouldn't slow it down.

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

I think the front because that the part I messed up on.

How many mph do you think your car will go?

I'm not sure I didn't make my car how i wanted to so, I don't think it will win or go very fast.


What turned out well?

At first I messed up on my car, so I had to make things different then I wanted but then, an unexpected turn of events it turned out better then it would have turn out before.

What did you enjoy the most?

Racing the car, I thought it was fun seeing how well my car would do.

What could be better? What would you improve or do differently next time?

If I could re-do my car I would make it a little different i would make it like my first design.

What was your least favorite part?

Drilling the holes I felt like I might drill to far of not far enough also, the drill make the wood very shaky so I thought I would mess up.