Electrolyte Racersby: Shawn Kellie, Tonya Kellie, and Elizabeth Corbin-Tipton

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A fast way to teach investigative skills in science is to tie them to NASCAR using Hot Wheels Formula Fuelers Race Cars. These inexpensive toy cars travel different distances based on the strength of the electrolyte (a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water) in their "fuel" tanks. One car for every group of three to five students was enough to keep all students happily involved.

Grades
  • Elementary
  • Middle
Publication Date
9/1/2006

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