Lesson 2: Designing the car body

Understanding that the shape of a car body can either increase or decrease the speed it travels at as a result of air resistance, children design car bodies to cover their chassis from Lesson 1

Learning Objectives

  • Designing a suitable car body

  • Drawing a net to create a structure from

  • Choosing shapes that increase or decrease the speed of the car as a result of air resistance

  • Adding graphics to personalise a design

Resources

Designing the Car Body
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Car Body Design Template
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