The Science Behind Making the Fastest Possible Pinewood Derby Car
You wouldn't think that a four-wheeled car would go faster if one of its wheels didn't touch the ground. Or if its axles were bent. Or if it was designed to grind against a wall. But you'd be wrong, and here's the science to prove it.
Pinewood Derby 1 for 6 Dollar Tree plastic wine cups .79 ea Hobby Lobby circle plaque 3.77 black spray paint base $3.77 gold spray paint for trophy cup (cups) -hot glue and gun -black permanent marker -ribbon and paper tags Spray paint base black, then outside of cups gold. When dry (30 min), hot glue bottom of cup then attach to center of base. Write 'DERBY CUP' on the gold cup. Print tags and write pack number, winner position (1st, 2nd, 3rd), Pinewood Derby and the year