The Model Rocket Car Challenge that has engaged over 250,000 students age 11-14 around the world.
- Bio-compostable Foam block with holes for 12 gram CO2 cannister and axels
- wall plugs and screw eyes for tethering the car to track.
- Optional extra - 100% recycled plastic wheels
Note - we do not supply as standard steel axels as this is a good and simple design challenge for the kids to source recycled materials to make their own axels.
Due to Covid we must change our strategy.
Going forward any school can take part in Race to the Line, and the challenge will be entirely virtual. There will be no regional, national or global finals for the foreseeable future.
We are replacing the prolusion system with CO2 cannisters to make the challenge more environmentally friendly and safer for schools to manage.
All the materials to create your own CO2 launcher can be found in the challenge management area www.racetotheline.com
The kit you will need to receive from us to take part are the bio-compostable foam blocks. These are a new product from a new specialist supplier of bio-compostable foam products - bioviron. They have kindly agreed to match our previous product price so each block with screw eyes and wall plugs for tethering will cost £5.50.
Due to covid and the impact on the business, we can not forward order and hope to sell, so schools that wish to run Race to the Line will need to tell us how many blocks they wish to order.
If we reach the magic 5000 block minimum order quantity then we can go forward, if not, then we can't.
By placing an order here but stopping before making payment, the system will save your details and we contact you when we have the magic 5000 blocks ordered.
Please tell us how many blocks you wish to order as a school and if you will want wheels supplied. In this way we can build momentum around the challenge and hopefully reach the critical mass of schools required to continue.
You might also need the following to run the challenge
- 35m tether line
- Tether board
- Braking system
- Timing gate
- recycled plastic wheels
- Co2 canisters which you can buy direct from Amazon and elsewhere
All of these items can be purchased from the shop once we have confirmed that foam blocks will be sent out.
The teaching materials in Dendrite support students to design and manufacture their own wheels, however schools can, in addition to the above, add wheels to the order. If you choose to select this option, your delivery will include lightweight wheels.
Axels are no longer supplied as standard as this is a good design challenge for the kids and the lighter designs make a huge difference to car performance.
Alternatively, if you wish to create your own, details of this can be found on Page 12 of the Race To The Line Teacher Guide found here
Please note this product will be dispatched from January 2021 at the earliest assuming we reach the magic 5000 orders figure so please help by spreading the word.