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How Do Roof Flaps Make a Race Car Safer?

Life Science NGSS Elementary Grade 4

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Lesson Overview

Roof flaps are a safety feature required on all NASCAR race cars. In this lesson, middle school students plan and conduct an investigation to help them figure out how roof flaps reduce the chances that a race car will become airborne following a collision.


 

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