Rubber Band Cars Meet the Road

Students in Mrs. Crissy Giacona’s 8th grade science classes used their engineering skills to build a rubber band car. The car is a great example of information they learned in class in regards to friction and Newton’s laws of motion.

As a part of the project, students presented in front of the class and described how they built the car, how far their car went in the trial runs, the pains of building the car, and the successes of building the car. The second part of the project included ‘racing’ the rubber band cars in Alumnae Hall. To fulfill the project requirement, the cars needed to go a minimum of 1.5 meters. Awards were given out for Most Creative, Smallest, and Farthest!