Collection of instructional resources from the NASCAR Acceleration Nation curriculum. Students will examine how downforce, or high pressure pushing down on an object influences aerodynamics.

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Students will examine how speed and airflow over an object create pressure, downforce, and drag by creating paper cars.
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Diagram for the NASCAR Acceleration Unit lesson plan on downforce that shows students how to make a pressure tester using a spool, index card, plastic straw, and more.
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Activity sheet for the NASCAR Acceleleration Nation curriculum on downforce. Students will investigate how NASCAR racecars stay on the track using a homemade pressure tester.
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Image supplementing the NASCAR Acceleration Nation curriculum on downforce. The diagram shows where a NASCAR racecar exactly receives pressure.
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