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Pinewood Derby in a Wind Tunnel

Event Details

The Rockville Science Center is hosting a workshop for Cub Scouts to learn about the physics of the pinewood derby car and test their cars' actual "drag" in a real wind tunnel! All cub scouts (and even older youth) are welcome to this event! 

 

Event Description: 
The STEM Program consists of a 1 hour workshop and welcomes all girl and boy cub scouts from grades 1 - 5 (as well as older youth, if interested!). In this event, we will learn about the physics of the pinewood derby car, with a highlight moment where Cubs will be able to test how much drag is related to their design. They will calculate the coefficient of drag of their PWD car as well as an airplane wing oriented at different angles in a real wind tunnel at the Rockville Science Center. If you have a car (for this year's race or a previous year's race), bring it for experimentation!

Come join us! There is a fee of $16.50/youth to cover the RSC program fee. 

Uniform:

  • Youth may wear Class A/B uniforms (and yes, STEM Scouts can wear their Lab Coats!) but this is not necessary. 


Can youth other than Scouts participate: Yes, this program is great for boy and girl youth from grades 1 - 5. Scouts, non Scouts, same-age siblings and friends are welcome to participate and should register. Please contact stem@ncacbsa.org if you have any questions. 

Scouting Awards:

  • This workshop caters well to the Up and Away Nova Award. 


Tell me more about the Rockville Science Center

Located in Rockville Town Center, RSC is a vibrant facility that offers people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore the wonders of science and connect with the scientific community in our region. Rockville Science Center promote science literacy through exhibits, demonstrations and special events. Check them out! https://www.rockvillesciencecenter.org/

 

Questions? Please email stem@ncacbsa.org 

Contact
When & Where
PWD Physics Workshop session 2
Rockville Science Center
Saturday 01-14-2023 11:15 AM ET to 12:15 PM ET Past
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PWD Physics Workshop session 3
Rockville Science Center
Saturday 01-14-2023 12:30 PM ET to 1:30 PM ET Past
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PWD Physics Workshop session 4
Rockville Science Center
Saturday 01-21-2023 10:00 AM ET to 11:00 AM ET Past
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PWD Physics Workshop session 5
Rockville Science Center
Saturday 01-21-2023 11:15 AM ET to 12:15 PM ET Past
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