The STEMAZing Project: Diecast Car Loop-the-Loop PQRST Sciencing Journal

Using supplies found at your local Dollar Tree (#STEMontheCheap), you can engage students with an awesome scientific experiment to guide students through how to use the Die Cast Car Loop-the-Loop PQRST Sciencing Journal to design and carry out scientific investigations, create claims based on evidenced backed with scientific reasoning, and to keep wondering.

Materials need for each group: 

4 Hot Wheels track lengths
2 Blue track connectors (one pictured)
1 Blue track loop maker
1 Car launcher (not pictured, optional for actual experiment)
1 Tape measure
1 Roll of masking tape
1 Brand name diecast car (Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Maisto®)
1 Off brand diecast car


Click here to access the Diecast Car Loop-the-Loop PQRST Sciencing Journal. You will need to make a copy of the journal to your own Google Drive and then create a copy of the journal either for each student and/or each group depending on how you are engaging your students.


Engineering Topics
Engineering Process, Structures
K-6, Educator
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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