Submitted by Michael Frankfort @mfrank_76
Theses resources can be found at the NSTA NASCAR Kids website.
Experience the importance of STEM through the sport of racing!
Immerse K-8 students in real-life applications of STEM—and teach key science concepts at the same time—with lessons about a sport that many students enjoy. Check out these fun and engaging NASCAR-themed lessons and resources, free of charge to educators nationwide!
ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE SCHOOL
- How can we create new things with trash?
- How do things make sound?
- Why is metal used to build race cars?
- Why is plastic used to build race cars?
- Why is rubber used to build race cars?
- What materials are used to make NASCAR Race Car parts?
- Where does the energy come from?
- Why do NASCAR drivers need to reach fast? Part 1: Sight / Part 2: Sound
- How does the air in tires support a 3300-pound race car?
- How do we evaluate if a fuel is better for the environment?
- How can people protect their ears at Bristol Motor Speedway?
- How can clothing protect us from burns?
- Where do NASCAR tires come from, and what happens to them after the race?
- Why are NASCAR crashes so dangerous?
- How can race car bumpers store energy?
- How can air make a race car faster?
- How do NASCAR race car tires take the heat? Part 1: Physical Changes / Part 2: Thermal Energy
- How do roof flaps make a race car safer?
- How does air temperature affect race car tires?
- How does air affect the motion of a NASCAR Race Car?
- How does being close to the ground help a NASCAR Race Car?
- How do NASCAR Race Cars come to a stop after moving at speeds over 200 mph?
There are more resources available through the NASCAR Kids website.