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First Annual Soap Box Derby

From the innovation center to the stadium, eighth graders turned their science project into a high-speed showdown—the first annual Middle School Soap Box Derby held on Friday, March 22! The unit included in-depth studies on the physics involved in designing wheels and axles that minimize friction and maximize speed. Next, students learned about the engineering design process by planning and constructing their own cars, considering factors such as aerodynamics, weight distribution, and structural integrity. During the race, they collected data to analyze making improvements to their car designs and other factors that affect performance. Props to all the teams for bringing their A-game and showing off their wheels!