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  • Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    An Investigation into Car Window Buffeting (Helmholtz oscillation) [E]
    Research Car Accidents [P]
    How the different types of gears work and what gears are used for. [E] [P]
    Figure out how to calculate gear ratios by putting the gears together. [E]
    Car and automotive industry historic milestones [E] [E] [E]
    The Aerodynamic Drag of Several Basic Vehicle Shapes [E] [P] [P]
    What are flying cars? [P]
    How brakes work? [E] [P]
    What do you know about cars? [E]
    Car & Vehicle Engine Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Car Fuel and Propulsion Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Car & Vehicle Pollution Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Interdisciplinary Topic: Transportation
    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Is it possible to improve safety of driving in the dark by reducing blinding effect of the opposing cars head lights? [P]
    Test the efficiency of a train that doesn’t stop at stations [P]
    Determine how different declines affect the tipping point and time of a vehicle. [E]
    The effect of damping on a shock absorber [P]
    Build a Real Hovercraft [E]
    Determine whether it is an advantage to have an additional third eye-level headlight versus the two standard headlights on cars. [E]
    Does a Go-kart Have a Faster Lap Time with Hard Compound Tires, or Soft Compound Tires? [E]
    Find out if the aerodynamics of a locomotive affects its wind resistance. [E]
    The effects of temperature and high speed air on the force applied on a stock car [E] [E]
    Car impact on society and the environment [E] [E]
    The Difference Between Standard Sealed Beam Headlights and Halogen Headlights [E]
    Nitrogen: The Tire Gas of the Future [E] [E]
    Demonstrate Newton's Third Law of Motion by a rocket car with escaping air as the action force [E]
    How does the height of a ramp affect potential energy of a car? [E]
    Determine which model car will travel the furthest when released from a ramp. [E]
    Build a solar toy car and explain its operation. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [P]
    Determine if car exhaust has a detrimental effect on seedlings and germination rate. [E] [E] [P]
    The Effect of Spring Resistance on Speed of a Remote Control Car [P] [E]
    The effect of the holes' size on the bottom of a hovercraft of the hovercraft's speed. [E]
    Explore possible future cars [E] [P] [P]
    Build an amphibious car. [E]
    The effect of weight placement on a car racing down a slope [P]
    Car & Vehicle Engine Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Car Fuel and Propulsion Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Car & Vehicle Pollution Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Interdisciplinary Topic: Transportation
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Develop a computer program that can guide an inexperienced person to true bicycles. [P]
    Generate electricity from car shock absorbers. [P] [P]
    Electrochromic Sun-Tracking Windshield [E]
    The physics of transferring power through moving gears. [E]
    Electric car innovative battery performance evaluation. [P]
    Creating a SensorGVS: A Sonar/Accelerometer Guided Vehicle Stabilization System [E]
    Semi trailer drag reduction [P]
    Measure the force of impact of a simulated vehicle on a set of barriers arranged in various configurations to determine the configuration that most safely and successfully slows the vehicle [E]
    Determine what shape undercarriage for an armed forces vehicle would deflect the greatest amount of energy if attacked by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). [E]
    Tailgate Efficiency in Relation to Vehicular Aerodynamics [E]
    The Effect of Ambient Temperature on Temperature Rise in Enclosed Vehicles [P]
    The Physics of Car Safety [E] [P]
    Demonstrate that a driver's behavior can be influenced by the presence of surveillance cameras. [E]
    The Effects of the Lunar Cycle on Rates of Fatal Car Accidents [E]
    The Effect of Suspensions on a Car's Vertical Acceleration [E]
    Investigate the stopping distance required by moving vehicles when a retarding force acts on them [E] [E]
    Find out whether the level of Carbon Monoxide (CO) emitted from car warm-up is hazardous to health. [E]
    Explore Automotive Seat Design [E] [P]
    A deterministic computer simulator for PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) networks [E] [P]
    Intelligent Intersections in Various Vehicle Traffic Networks and the Resulting Changes in Network Efficiency [E] [E]
    Car & Vehicle Engine Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Car Fuel and Propulsion Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Car & Vehicle Pollution Science Fair Projects and Experiments
    Interdisciplinary Topic: Transportation
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