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Constant Velocity Car

Item # 751482

Provide a source of uniform velocity at an affordable price! Engage students in dimensional analysis with a 2-speed, battery-operated car. On a flat surface, the car travels at a constant velocity in a straight line long enough to conduct most standard time-and-distance experiments. Car body measures 4 x 7 x 3". For a corresponding classroom activity, see Carolina Essentials™: A Model for Constant Velocity on the Resources tab.

This item has been discontinued.

For the price, you can afford to buy every lab group its own car. On a flat surface, the car travels at a constant velocity in a straight line long enough to conduct most standard time-and-distance experiments. Great resource for teaching constant velocity and kinematics.

Car body measures 4 x 7 x 3". Some general classroom items are needed but not supplied. Also requires 2 C or 2 AA batteries (not included). Changing the car's battery configuration changes its speed:

  • High speed: 2 C or 2 AA batteries
  • Low speed: 1 C or 1 AA battery (in combination with the included battery jumper)

For a corresponding classroom activity that provides analysis and discussion questions, see Carolina Essentials™: A Model for Constant Velocity on the Resources tab.

 
Components Qty Included?
Constant Velocity Car 1 Included
Car Windshield 1 Included
Battery Jumper 1 Included
Teacher’s Guide with Reproducible Student Sheets 1 Included
Meter Stick 1 Needed, Not Included
Timer (with second hand) 1 Needed, Not Included
Batteries (C or AA) 1 Needed, Not Included
Masking Tape, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
Electric Spark Timer 1 Needed, Not Included
Ticker Tape, Roll 1 Needed, Not Included
String (optional) Needed, Not Included