Off to the races with physics!

teacher winds rubber band around wooden carI enjoyed watching auto races as a child, so I decided to check out Norm Barstow’s session, Elastic Power: Wind Up Your Engines and Explore (a.k.a. “NASCAR in New Orleans”).

preparing for the "auto race"

Preparing for the big race

Barstow had elementary and middle school teachers use an elastic-powered wooden car to explore energy transfer and force and motion.

Norm Barstow with one of the "race car drivers"

Check out Barstow’s “lab coat”: No boring science lessons for his students! 🙂

Start your engines…


I interviewed Barbara Park about her experiences in this session.

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  1. James Hill
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Great job> I will used this in science asap. Thanks

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