Sonic Car Racer

7th graders on the Digital Video Synergistic Module in Ms. Brown's technology class got to do various experiments with a wooden racer car they built while also using a digital camera to film the various experiments with the car. Experiments included winding the car up 150 times and having test runs of the car while manipulating other variables such as added weight. Another experiment was studying aerodynamics by investigating the amount of drag the car created by adding a cardboard piece to the front of the vehicle. Students had to film various parts of those experiments to complete their activities in the Digital Video module. The students enjoyed the video component as much as building the sonic racer car!