At the Race Line

Race line attachment is a consistent challenge for students on race day. Student vehicles must attach (and remain attached or they are disqualified from that race) to a 60# fishing wire that stretches the length of the track. This lesson will help your students feel more confident and understand what they need to do prior to race day.

Utilizing simply designed balloon powered cars with different race line attachments students will have the opportunity to experiment with different set-ups to find one that would work well with the design of their vehicle.

Lesson Downloads

Curriculum Standards

Health & Physical Education

  • 2.1.8.A.3
  • 2.2.8.A.2
  • 2.2.8.B.2
  • 2.2.8.C.1


  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4
  • CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7
  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.B.3
  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.4
  • CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.B.6
  • CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B.7

Life & Career Skills

  • 9.1.8.A.1
  • 9.1.8.A.4
  • 9.1.8.B.1
  • 9.1.8.C.[1-3]


  • 5.2.6.E.3
  • 5.1.8.A.2
  • 5.1.8.B.[1&2]
  • 5.1.8.D.[1-3]
  • 5.2.8.E.1


  • 8.2.8.B.[1-3]

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