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Rev Up Your Veggies! Building model race cars lets students explore physical science concepts and promotes cooperative learning

by: Melissa DiGennaro King

Intended as a contest to promote teamwork and encourage innovative thinking with a focus on nutrition, the Lunch Box Derby challenges fourth- and fifth-grades students to design, build, and race cars made from fresh produce. Each class is allowed one entry, with the best entries from each region competing at the national level. This contest offered a creative opportunity to reinforce physical science concepts, such as design and the laws of motion, through active discovery and inquiry-based learning.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2000Stock # sc00_038_01_20Volume 038Issue 01

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