Racing car design – streamlining the body

6 Red have had an exciting afternoon working with Mr Medwell to design a streamlined body for our racing car.

Please watch the video below to see the winning design – this will be fabricated at Premier Sheet Metal ready to be attached to the frame of the car when it has been assembled.

6 Red, what have you learned about streamlining today?



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  1. Yesterday I learnt about how cars are able to be drove faster. One way you can do this is by using the most lightest driver so the car can go faster rather than just be dragged across the track. Another way to make the car faster is by using carbon fibre because that is a light metal. To conclude I will like to thank mr medwell for working with us yesterday.

  2. I have learnt that if you make the body lighter the car will go faster as we have seen in the car experiment yesterday. I also learnt that if the body is sharp the car will go quicker but if it is a squared shape it will not go very fast.

  3. I thought that everyone in our class going to the STEM pod was a really fortunate event,especially in the lead up to the SATs!
    I found out that making a car more thinner and slimmer makes it more streamlined and aerodynamic. On my table,we drew on the photographs of the car’s frame. We sharpened the bonnet with pen and smooth ended the panels.

  4. I learnt that the more heavier the car is the slower it moves. Also the shapes are important because it needs to be sharp so it can be faster than other cars.

  5. I have learnt that if the car is flat,the car would be affected by the wind and would slow it down but if the car has a pointy edge the car will cut through and the car would not be affected as much.Also,the car must be light because if we use heavy materials and a heavy driver the car would go slower but if we used a lighter material such as aluminium and a light driver,the car would go faster.We created designs that we thought was the best streamlined car and created decal for the car.I had so much fun and I can’t wait to win this competition.

  6. Today I have learnt that the shape of the car is important, also the weight is important because if you have too much weight in the car it will move slower whereas if you have light weight it will go faster.

  7. I learnt that the shape of the car has to be a shape that can cut through the wing easily. As this shape will make the car go faster, the person who is driving has be light weight and small as the will have less weight on the car and also has to have more control on the car is well.

  8. I have learnt that if the car weighs more the car will go slower. Also it the weighs less the car will go quicker. The shape matters because of the triangles not giving it a flat surface.

  9. Today I have leaned about the streamlined body of the car that we are going to build.I have found out that the sharper the front of the car is the faster it can cut through the air.Also the more weight you put on the care the slower it will go.

  10. I have learnt that it helps a car go faster and the lighter the driver the more of a chance that your team will win.😜😜😜

  11. I have learnt that if the shape of the car is streamlined it would go faster because of the air which is getting cut by the streamlined shape of the car. I have also learnt that if you smother a type oil on the the car’s tyre then it would reduce the friction on the tyre so that the car can move more easier. To make the car go faster a solution is to make the metal light so the most sensible solution and cheapest is the metal called aluminium.

  12. I have learnt that the shape is one of the most important features to make the car go faster. This is because that if there was a flat surface air resistance will make the car go slower or drag it back.

  13. While making our design, we had to make it streamlined so it would go faster and the air would bounce of it. We had to think about the shape of the design and think about which materials were appropriate and suitable (we thought of aluminium).Also I learnt that in order to decrease friction you have to put a type of oil which on the tyre .

  14. I learnt from that the more weight on the car the slower the car is going to drive. Also I have learnt when having a streamlined body it will cut through the air and increase the speed; reduce drag.

  15. I have learned that a STREAMLINED body is required to decrease drag and increase velocityπŸƒ

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  16. I have learnt that the weight is important because you need someone that can fit in the car and have low weight.Also oil will make the car tyres

  17. I have learnt that the weight is important because you need someone that can fit in the car and have low weight.Also oil will make the car tyres smoother.

  18. I have learnt that making the body of the car streamlined helps it to cut through the air current better, therefore reducing drag and increasing speed.

  19. I have learnt that the more weight the car has, the more slower it will go . So you have to make it light and you have to have a light person driving the car. The shape matters so at the top you will have to put triangles and you have to make sure it is not facing its flat surface. If you put it on its flat surface it will get pushed back and will drive slower but if you show the sharp surface it will go much faster mostly because the oil is helping it and also the wind is pushing it back.

  20. Streamling is the contour offering the least possible resistance to a current of air, water, etc. The path of a particle that is flowing steadily and without turbulence in a fluid past an object. verb (used with object), streamlined, streamlining.

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