Energy systems

Fantastic Elastic

12 The Auto Show


Students present their favorite wind-up to the class and explain how it was made and how it works.

Advance Preparation

  • With the students, decide the format / audience for the show.


  • Cars students have made and their Instruction Manuals.


The car show:
Provide a format and audience for students to present their work. The presentation should include notebooks and worksheets, as well as finished products. The show could take any of several forms:
* Students create a museum display
* Students give oral presentations of their work to an audience
* Students present their work informally to visitors, “science-fair” style
* Students present their work to another class.


  • Students present their work before an audience and develop the skills related to a presentation.