Mrs. Deringer

Cardboard Rolling Racer

4th Quarter Project

For your 4th quarter project, you are being asked to build a racer out of a CARDBOARD tube.

Your tube can be any size you like.

Directions for completing this project:

1. Get a cardboard tube.

2. Decide if you want to build your cardboard racer for speed or distance.

3. Use the template below to help you write the lab. This template can also be found in your lab book

This is an example/template for how your Rolling Racer lab could look. You can use this as your first draft.

You cannot just fill in the blanks though, and use it as your lab write up. All labs should be typed.
Problem: Will adding _____________ to my rolling racer increase its ___________?
Hypothesis: (if, then) ___________________________________________________________________.
Independent variable _____________________
Constants: (at least 5) ________________, _____________________,_____________
____________________, __________________,
Materials: (at least 5)_________________,__________________,_____________
__________________,_________________,_________________
Procedure: (You may not need to use all the lines)
1. ________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________
4. ________________________________________________________
5. ________________________________________________________
6. ________________________________________________________
7. ________________________________________________________
Observation Charts:

If you are trying to increase the speed, your observation charts will look like this:   If you are trying to increase the traveling distance your observation charts will look like this:
Control Experimental   Control Experimental
Without Independent Variable Distance Traveled Time Speed
Trial #1
Trial #2
Trial #3
Most Accurate Speed
With
Independent Variable Distance Traveled Time Speed
Trial #1
Trial #2
Trial #3
Most Accurate Speed
  Without Independent Variable DISTANCE TRAVELED
TRIAL # 1
TRIAL # 2
TRIAL # 3
Most Accurate Distance
With Independent Variable DISTANCE TRAVELED
TRIAL # 1
TRIAL # 2
TRIAL # 3
Most Accurate Distance

Graph your results: Make a double line graph for your most accurate distances or speeds.


Conclusion: (Answer question, reflect on hypothesis)

__________________________________________________________
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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where can I get a cardboard tube? You can find a tube in toilet paper, paper towels, kitchen wrap, gift wrap paper, mailing tubes etc..
2. Can I put wheels or something that might act as wheels on my tube? Yes, you can start with wheels then add something else for you independent variable. Or you can use the wheels as your independent variable.
3. Can I put anything in the tube? Yes.
4. Can I close the ends of the tube? Yes.
5.Can I make holes in or cut the tube? Yes.
6. Can I use glue or tape? Yes.
7. Does my roller have to be a specific length or width? No.
9. Can I paint or coat the outside of my roller?

10. Yes. Can my tube be made of metal? No, it must be a cardboard tube.

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11. How Will I be graded? Here is the rubric. There is also a copy in your lab book.

 

 

 

 

http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/science/sciber00/8th/forces/sciber/newtons.htm

l http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/newtlaws/U2L1a.html

 

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Mrs. Deringer

Cardboard Rolling Racer

4th Quarter Project

For your 4th quarter project, you are being asked to build a racer out of a CARDBOARD tube.

Your tube can be any size you like.

Directions for completing this project:

1. Get a cardboard tube.

2. Decide if you want to build your cardboard racer for speed or distance.

3. Use the template below to help you write the lab. This template can also be found in your lab book

This is an example/template for how your Rolling Racer lab could look. You can use this as your first draft.

You cannot just fill in the blanks though, and use it as your lab write up. All labs should be typed.
Problem: Will adding _____________ to my rolling racer increase its ___________?
Hypothesis: (if, then) ___________________________________________________________________.
Independent variable _____________________
Constants: (at least 5) ________________, _____________________,_____________
____________________, __________________,
Materials: (at least 5)_________________,__________________,_____________
__________________,_________________,_________________
Procedure: (You may not need to use all the lines)
1. ________________________________________________________
2. ________________________________________________________
3. ________________________________________________________
4. ________________________________________________________
5. ________________________________________________________
6. ________________________________________________________
7. ________________________________________________________
Observation Charts:

If you are trying to increase the speed, your observation charts will look like this:   If you are trying to increase the traveling distance your observation charts will look like this:
Control Experimental   Control Experimental
Without Independent Variable Distance Traveled Time Speed
Trial #1
Trial #2
Trial #3
Most Accurate Speed
With
Independent Variable Distance Traveled Time Speed
Trial #1
Trial #2
Trial #3
Most Accurate Speed
  Without Independent Variable DISTANCE TRAVELED
TRIAL # 1
TRIAL # 2
TRIAL # 3
Most Accurate Distance
With Independent Variable DISTANCE TRAVELED
TRIAL # 1
TRIAL # 2
TRIAL # 3
Most Accurate Distance

Graph your results: Make a double line graph for your most accurate distances or speeds.


Conclusion: (Answer question, reflect on hypothesis)

__________________________________________________________
_

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where can I get a cardboard tube? You can find a tube in toilet paper, paper towels, kitchen wrap, gift wrap paper, mailing tubes etc..
2. Can I put wheels or something that might act as wheels on my tube? Yes, you can start with wheels then add something else for you independent variable. Or you can use the wheels as your independent variable.
3. Can I put anything in the tube? Yes.
4. Can I close the ends of the tube? Yes.
5.Can I make holes in or cut the tube? Yes.
6. Can I use glue or tape? Yes.
7. Does my roller have to be a specific length or width? No.
9. Can I paint or coat the outside of my roller?

10. Yes. Can my tube be made of metal? No, it must be a cardboard tube.

.

11. How Will I be graded? Here is the rubric. There is also a copy in your lab book.

 

 

 

 

http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/science/sciber00/8th/forces/sciber/newtons.htm

l http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/newtlaws/U2L1a.html

 

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