Battery-Powered Cars (Grade 5 Projects)

Many of these cars were made using parts purchased from Science Is..., along with a whole lot of imagination and generous use of recycled materials.  Some of the cars have "remote control" switches that the students made themselves, to turn them on and off from a distance.   Note:  These are NOT radio remote controls, but merely a switch held in the hand and connected to the car by wires to carry the electric current. 

These photos should give you some ideas for vehicle designs of your own.  

Click on photos to enlarge.

 

Group Photos:

thBatteryCarCollection01.jpg (4590 bytes)    thBatteryCarCollection02.jpg (5531 bytes)   

The Races:

thBatteryCarRace01.jpg (4477 bytes)    thBatteryCarRace02.jpg (3752 bytes)    thBatteryCarRace03.jpg (4659 bytes)    thBatteryCarRace04.jpg (4050 bytes)   

Individual Battery Cars:

thBatteryCar01.jpg (3630 bytes) Battery Car 01

 thBatteryCar02.jpg (3395 bytes)  Battery Car 02

 thBatteryCar03.jpg (3234 bytes)  Battery Car 03

thBatteryCar04.jpg (3847 bytes)  Battery Car 04

 thBatteryCar05.jpg (3530 bytes)   Battery Car 05

 thBatteryCar06.jpg (3298 bytes)   Battery Cat 06

 thBatteryCar07.jpg (3214 bytes)  Battery Car 07

  thBatteryCar08-TopView.jpg (3364 bytes)  thBatteryCar08-Open.jpg (5545 bytes)    Battery Car 08 - sandwich box car, full view and inside view 

 thBatteryCar09.jpg (4114 bytes)     Battery Car 09

thBatteryCar10.jpg (4410 bytes)  Battery Car 10

thBatteryCar11-TopView.jpg (3605 bytes)  thBatteryCar11-CloseUp.jpg (4697 bytes)         Battery Car 11 - full view and closeup view

thBatteryCar12.jpg (2918 bytes)     Battery Car 12

thBatteryCar13.jpg (2837 bytes)     Battery Car 13

thBatteryCar14.jpg (3082 bytes)     Battery Car 14

thBatteryCar15.jpg (3273 bytes)     Battery Car 15

thBatteryCar16-TopView.jpg (3230 bytes)    thBatteryCar16-UndersideView.jpg (3629 bytes)   Battery Car 16 - top view and underside view

 thBatteryCar17.jpg (4614 bytes)     Battery Car 17

thJuneBattCars01.jpg (3510 bytes) June 2005 Battery Car #18

thJuneBattCars02.jpg (3655 bytes) June 2005 Battery Car #19

thJuneBattCars03.jpg (3609 bytes) June 2005 Battery Car #20

thJuneBattCars04.jpg (3977 bytes) June 2005 Battery Car #21

thJuneBattCars05.jpg (3317 bytes) June 2005 Battery Car #22

thJuneBattCars06.jpg (3181 bytes) June 2005 Battery Car #23

Battery Cars 2006-12 001.jpg (6136 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #24

Battery Cars 2006-12 002.jpg (5792 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #25 red pulley on "outside" side of wheel

Battery Cars 2006-12 003.jpg (6505 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #26 note elastic band placed through cut slot in middle of platform

Battery Cars 2006-12 004.jpg (5457 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #27

Battery Cars 2006-12 005.jpg (5592 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #28 note 2 motors

Battery Cars 2006-12 006.jpg (6346 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #29

Battery Cars 2006-12 008.jpg (5921 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #30

Battery Cars 2006-12 009.jpg (6180 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #31 with tank cover lifted

Battery Cars 2006-12 010.jpg (5334 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #32

Battery Cars 2006-12 011.jpg (6773 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #33

Battery Cars 2006-12 012.jpg (6624 bytes)  December 2006 Battery Car #34 festive decorations

Battery Cars 2006-12 013.jpg (6007 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #35

Battery Cars 2006-12 014.jpg (5900 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #36 mobile home?

Battery Cars 2006-12 015.jpg (5771 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #37

Battery Cars 2006-12 017.jpg (5762 bytes)  December 2006 Battery Car #38

Battery Cars 2006-12 018.jpg (6267 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #39

Battery Cars 2006-12 022.jpg (5443 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #40

Battery Cars 2006-12 023.jpg (6154 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #41

Battery Cars 2006-12 024.jpg (5863 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #42

Battery Cars 2006-12 026.jpg (6398 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #43

Battery Cars 2006-12 029.jpg (5698 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #44

Battery Cars 2006-12 030.jpg (5840 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #45     Battery Cars 2006-12 031.jpg (5236 bytes) Underside of #45

Battery Cars 2006-12 032.jpg (5295 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #46     Battery Cars 2006-12 033.jpg (5596 bytes) Open "engine" compartment of #46

Battery Cars 2006-12 034.jpg (5953 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #47

Battery Cars 2006-12 035.jpg (5918 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #48 with battering spikes

Battery Cars 2006-12 036.jpg (5362 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #49 with open lid

Battery Cars 2006-12 037.jpg (5491 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #50

Battery Cars 2006-12 038.jpg (5943 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #51

Battery Cars 2006-12 039.jpg (6138 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #52 party car

Battery Cars 2006-12 041.jpg (5903 bytes) December 2006 Battery Car #53 note "switch" is just 2 bare wires that are touched together to make the electricity flow

 

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