Building a Prototype

Now that your students have learned about gears, how they work, and how to find a good ratio let’s see what they remember. In this lesson students are provided with all of the materials that they will need to build a working prototype. They will be provided ample time to design, build, and test their vehicles to achieve optimum effectiveness. Following their completion of building their vehicle they will participate in a race with their classmates to see who designed the best car (time permitting).

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.[1&6]
  • CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B.7


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


  • 8.2.8.B.[1-3]
  • 8.2.8.E.1
  • 8.2.8.F.1

Life & Career Skills

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

Sustainable Hunterdon

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