Students Design, Build and Test a Bumper System!
This activity will challenge students to design, build and test a bumper system for a crash test vehicle that will minimize the impact and recoil force created by a head-on collision into a test wall.
Students will test a wide variety of materials and designs as they attempt to reduce the impact forces found in a vehicle collision. It allows students to perform crash tests just like automobile manufacturers conduct.
The software will monitor and display a curve which indicates the impact and recoil forces present during the crash test. Students will attempt to lower the impact and recoil forces through several tests. The maximum values for impact and recoil forces will also be displayed in real numbers.
- Data Acquisition Interface with USB Port
- USB Computer Cable
- Vehicle Impact Challenge Software (Windows)
-  Sensor with a 6 ft.Cable Assembly
- Impact Test Wall
- Impact Test Vehicle with Wheels
-  Bumper Bases with Velcro
- Manual and Worksheets
- Workstation Sign
Recommended for Grades 4-5. NOTE: Computer Required.