Car models that zoom: Creativity in motion

Car models that zoom: Creativity in motion

by Ed Sobey PhD


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Make a car model in minutes. Start with a cardboard frame and add motors to create hovercraft, solar-powered models, cable cars, and more. Explore ways to power your models with balloons, rubber bands and electric motors.
In the classroom and at home kids learn science fundamentals as they fast prototype their models to get them going farther and faster. They are encouraged to be creative and try their own ideas.

Materials are inexpensive and easy to find. The models have been tested by the author in his teacher workshops in 25 countries around the world.

Kids make models, try them, improve them, and measure their results. This book engages students in learning the laws of motion, energy transfer and conservation, and the principles of electric circuits in addition to forces and momentum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491064092
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2013
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Ed Sobey holds a Ph.D. in oceanography. He has conducted ocean research in Antarctica and throughout the Pacific Ocean and has written environmental analysis for Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of the United States. He has led expeditions to Southeast Alaska in sea kayaks and has participated in several SCUBA expeditions to collect marine specimens.
Ed directed five museums in the United States including the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He also founded the National Toy Hall of Fame. An active author he has published 28 books.
Today Ed and his wife Barbara travel the world teaching for Semester at Sea and giving workshops for science teachers and science museum staff on inventing to learn science. The Fulbright Commission has given him grants to train teachers in Indonesia and Sweden. He has given workshops on five continents, in 25 countries. Visit his website: .

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