- The dates for A week are 11/14; 12/5; and 1/9.
- We will have a combined session (A and B week) on 1/23; 1/30; 2/13; and 3/20.
- The dates to test the car in school are 2/20; 2/27; 3/6; and 3/13.
- We have tentatively scheduled a Team Night on 2/11. (On this evening, we hope to provide teams with time to test their cars in the gym and make changes "on site".) I will provide more information about this at a later date.
Today, we learned about Newton's First Law which states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
Students learned that fiction is what causes the car to come to a stop. We reviewed areas that friction occurs (e.g. wheels and ground; wheels rubbing against the car; axle rubbing against the mount) Ultimately, your goal is to reduce friction as much as possible.