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May, 1999
Updated JUNE, 2007


Mr C's CO2 Racing Resources
http://co2.technologyeducator.com/welcome.htm
GRADE LEVEL: 6-9

CONTENT:
This is one of those sites that middle school kids hopetheir teachers will find. Building and racing CO2 powered cars is an exciting way to learn the basic properties of engineering and physics. Mr. C's CO2 Racing Resources is intended as a resource for students, as well as teachers currently running or thinking of starting CO2 programs.

AESTHETICS:
The site has a race-like checkerboard theme. Be sure to check out the images of the fastest cars on the Examples page. Mr. C also includes some basic diagrams to help you get started.

ORGANIZATION:
The top of each page has a set of navigational links. Some of the pages get a little long, but they have links back up to the top at regular intervals.

REVIEW:
It's obvious from this site that Mr. C (Mr. Cousineau) loves racing CO2 cars as much as his students do. The site contains his full curriculum for the 22-day unit that his school, Peacock Junior High School, includes as part of a nine week Applied Engineering course. You'll find everything you need to get started, including diagrams and examples of winning cars. The unit begins with sketching ideas and learning about the engineering principles of creating a fast and sturdy car. Students then carve, paint, and assemble their cars. Finally comes the most exciting part - the race - where students get to see how their designs will work on the track! Don't miss out on this one!