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Teacher guide How the Rubber Meets the Road

TLF ID M021521

Lesson focuses on how engineers design tyre treads to increase safety and reliability. Students are presented with the challenge of designing a new tyre tread that will be safe when driving in rainy conditions. Student teams will design and construct a sample tread out of clay, then test and evaluate the effectiveness of the design, evaluate their results and present their findings to the class.



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7; 8; 9; 10

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  • Design and Technologies

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