Vehicle Engineering

Rising Grades 5 to 6

Get up to speed on vehicle engineering by designing cars, trucks, and boats.

Topics include components, systems, power, maneuverability, aerodynamics, the design process, safety testing, and manufacturing planning.

Activities include a model car race, a sailboat race, testing designs for brakes and tires, and crash testing. For a final project, each student assembles a working, autonomous RC car.