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The heart of a race car

Class Details

Grades

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Duration

90 minutes

Subjects:

Chemistry

Physics

About the Class

From Chemistry to Power

The engine is the heart of a race car; its performance is a critical aspect of a team’s success on any given race day. During this science and engineering-focused class, students will learn how combustion and friction rev up race engines. They’ll explore the way chemical compositions, viscosity and the effective use of power maximize the work within an engine. Students will conduct an experiment, during which they’ll see firsthand how chemical reactions transform energy and energy makes it possible to race a car. (Special instructional tool: Functional cutaway race engine, transmission, drive train and rear housing)

Curriculum Standard Alignments (NGS, CCS)
HS-PS1.B; HS-PS2; HS-PS3

NC State Standards
Phy.1.1; Phy.2.1; Chm.2.1-2;
Support Automotive IT 11; IT 17

SC State Standards
H.C.4A.1; H.C.6A; H.P.1B.1
H.P.2A; H.P.2B;H.P.3A
Supports Automotive Tech