How to Build a Racing Car
Build your own moving race car from household objects in this step-by-step guide based on the science behind Formula One.
Take your place at the starting gate and fire up your engine: it’s time to build your very own racing car! Join presenter and maker Fran Scott for a crash course in racing engineering, then use your new-found skills to build your own awesome air-powered machine using household objects. From the chassis to the engine, discover the science behind Formula One in this perfect project for budding young engineers. So what are you waiting for? 3, 2, 1 … let’s race with “How to Build a Racing Car”.
About the author:
You may know Fran from her fiery demonstrations on CBBC’s Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom, or more recently as the Engineering judge on Channel 4’s Lego Masters or perhaps as an expert on Abandoned Engineering.
Either way, as well as being a well-known face when it comes to Science demonstrations on television, Fran is also a pyrotechnician and Science Content Producer at the Royal Institution.
A neuroscientist by education but an engineer at heart, Fran uses her knowledge to entertain and excite audiences of stage and screen, using high impact demonstrations to prove her scientific point.
Author: Fran Scott
Illustrator: Paul Boston