Links to cool non-commercial derby or regatta websites or web pages!
- Site Admin
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I stumbled upon this site http://multihome.www.opus1.com/pullen/p ... /index.htm
that you all might be interested in seeing. I think it is a great seeing kids getting involved in learing the science behind derby racing and doing experiments to learn even more.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
- Master Pine Head
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I like the pictures proving that the start pins pull down well ahead of the cars.
An email friend challenged me on this issue back when I was doing my experiments, and I ended up having to hook up both ends of my "timer" to my starting gate to prove it.
Very impressive -- this youngster did a ton of good work!
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This is a really great project for a sixth grader. I think the "wear-in" and graphite results are particularly interesting. A great idea for middle schools kids who are looking for a fun and informative science project.