Wind up racer

Wind up racer
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This online resource helps demonstrate conservation and transformation of energy.

The resource details a hands-on activity where students can build a simple wind-up 'race car' that demonstrates principles and use of stored mechanical energy.

The race car is made from easily obtainable household materials.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S8U05 (Year 8), AC9S9U05 (Year 9)

Additional Information

Achievement Standard: Students can explain the concept of energy conservation and can represent energy transfer and transformation within systems.

Suggested time: approx. 30 minutes.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers... > ACSSU190
  • Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences