Activity 4: Grades 5-8
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What construction parts accounted for most of the vehicle's mass?
(The motor and cells)
How did the placement of the motor affect the vehicle's directional stability and traction?
(Motors placed at the rear usually produced a vehicle that had more traction and stability)
Did the wheels affect the climbing ability of the vehicle? Explain.
(Yes. Wheels that had rough surfaces produced more traction and were able to climb steeper ramps.)
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