Engineering Brought to Life with CO2 Dragster Races


  On November 15th, students in Mr. Halverson’s Engineering class competed with one another, racing with CO2 dragsters that they built themselves. Powered with CO2 canisters, each dragster is a small, wooden vehicle, intended to be as fast as possible. Students worked on their dragsters for weeks before the races began.

  Each race was timed, seeing how far the dragsters could get across the floor of the Small Gym. Talking about the event, student Gabriel Rodriguez said that “it was a really fun experience going through the whole process.” Overall, the project was intended to allow students to create something that will help them better understand the design process and aerodynamics. Rodriguez also highlighted what it was like creating a complete product from nothing.

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