Do It

Challenges for you to work on…

  • Design and build a bobsled to compete in the Olympics or race down the icy hills of Star Wars’ Hoth. Bobsled racing is a very technical sport; it combines science and engineering to design the most efficient sled. Explore concepts such as friction, gravity, and air resistance and their impact on acceleration. Use recycled materials to design, build, and test a bobsled on an 8-foot long bobsled track. Get a first-hand experience of the design process that scientists and engineers undergo by conceptualizing the problem, designing and testing a prototype, and making modifications as necessary to optimize the solution.