Odyssey Vehicle Impact Analyzer

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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.

The Odyssey Vehicle Impact Challenges Includes:

  • Data Acquisition Interface NOW with USB Port
  • USB Computer Cable
  • Vehicle Impact Challenge Software (Compatible with Windows XP-7 operating systems)
  • [1] Sensor with a 6 ft.Cable Assembly
  • Impact Test Wall
  • Impact Test Vehicle with Wheels
  • [2] Bumper Bases with Velcro
  • Weight
  • Substitute for #840819.
  • Manual and Worksheets
  • Workstation Sign

Recommended for Grades 4-5.

NOTE: Computer Required.

Other versions available (see below).

Every challenge begins with a comprehensive 7-step problem solving tutorial
Accurate test results will be displayed in a clear easy read format
Students may analyze test results by viewing various graphs, statistics, and raw data.
Over 50 interactive screens allow the student to research and solve each problem much like real engineers.
Practical applications of math, science, and communication skills provide an integrated learning experience for the student.
Integrated quizzes with online grading and printed results help track student progress.