Students use the shape (structure) of a roll cage to try to determine the roll cage’s function in a NASCAR race car. Using model roll cages they construct from pipe cleaners, students investigate whether a roll cage made from metal can keep the same shape while rolling along a track. Is metal the right material for the job?
Roll Cage Investigation Materials
- 6 pipe cleaners
- Cotton ball
- Books or Box
Materials for Posters or Writing on the Board
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