What happens when you combine the best elements of brush bots, derby racers and design thinking using common craft materials? Introducing the pizza racer project! Use the Shake It mini to provide students a fun and engaging platform to explore engineering and design thinking as well as core engineering concepts including the relationship of mass and energy, transfer of energy, friction, and the scientific process. Kit includes: 10 Shake it minis, Racer templates, Glue dots, Pennies, and Tape. All curricular materials included, including a lesson plan, slides, and student worksheets.
Watch an overview of the project: https://youtu.be/fdXdWEXNvUQ
You’ll need to provide your own pizza box. Most teachers find that their local pizza stores are willing donors! Download additional templates for the pizza racers here.
Includes: 10 Shake it Minis, Racer Templates, Glue Dots, Pennies, Tape
- Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
- Duration: 2 hours
- Each kit serves 10 students (or 20 if paired)