Exploring the Engineering Design Process Through Computer-Aided Design and 3-D Printing
Build and race soap box derby cars as part of a unit on force and motion.
GRADE LEVEL 6–8
BIG IDEA/UNIT Using engineering design to solve problems
ESSENTIAL PRE-EXISTING KNOWLEDGE The motion of an object is determined by the sum of forces acting on it; conservation of energy
TIME REQUIRED Approximately eight class periods
COST Approximately $25 per class (if you already own a 3-D printer)