at first i was VERY nervous at the rate of production that the students were putting forward. it seemed like we wouldn't have any kind of cars built in time, much less impressive and innovative models. HOWEVER, it would seem as if they were just front loading with thoughts and ideas rather than production (which could be an exciting new development for the class). because now, with 1 week left, students have cars that are working, can be calibrated, and have various power sources from as normal as ramps to as complicated as pully systems that travel with the car! materials ranging from all wood production, to legos, to 3D printed parts.
with one week remaining i am anxious, nervous, and excited to see the fast stop cars my students are producing.