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Students design, build, and drag race mini-electric motor boats down rain gutters.
As featured in The Physics Teacher magazine.

  • Fun science project idea for high school physics classes
  • Meets Content Standards for Physics
  • Students apply Newtonian Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism
  • More educational than cardboard boats
  • A hands-on physics project that motivates students from start to finish
Watch the video below and see why my physics students love this project!

Teachers get full project guide, including California Physics Standards, materials list, how to setup and officiate the tournament, and get downloadable handouts.

Students check out the photo gallery, read the rules, and follow the step-by-step guide to design and build your mini electric motor boat for drag racing.

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