Students build race cars based on physics
Wadena-Deer Creek High School students in Sheri Holst's physical science classes made cars based on all the forms of physics they've learned so far in class, such as Newton's laws of motion, the forces of gravity, and kinetic energy.
Students built their cars out of paper, glue, tape, dowels and straws only; many students were very creative in their car's design.
Mrs. Holst hosted a competition that pitted two cars against each other in a tournament, putting student's education of physics to the test! Students could choose from a variety of weights to put in their car for the downhill race. The top three fastest cars were recognized and students received extra credit points. Each class had a "Most Creative Car" division too.