Dragster

By: Heather Bilquist

Research

What is Speed?

Speed is how fast an object is moving. Speed= distance/time

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

The factors of the car have an effect on speed are shape, weight, and aerodynamics.

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

NOx catalysts

Prediction

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

I think where the axle holes are and how much you cut off your car.

What are the best features of your car?

The best features of my car is how I put the axle holes apart.

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

I think that the way I cut it on the top will affect its performance.

How many mph do you think your car will go?

I think it will go about 2 mph.

Reflection

What turned out well?

The only thing that turned out good is that at least it went most of the way.

What did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed making the car.

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

I think it should be cut lower on the top.

What was your least favorite part?

Trying to design the car to make it work.