Wood Car Rally (Apple II, 5 1/4" Disk) MECC - 1988 USA, Canada Release

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Wood Car Rally
Packaging cover Wood Car Rally.
Product ID 49709-10118
Product UPC 049709101182
Product ISBN 0-87490-469-2
Manufacturer # A-214
Platform(s) Apple II
Packaging Generic Binder
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1988
Publisher(s) MECC
Category(s) Education, Science
Recommended age(s) Grades 3-6.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Students develop science inquiry skills by using "wood cars" to learn about the physical science concepts of force and motion.

Wood Car Rally is a discovery-learning simulation that capitalizes on the natural curiosity of students and encourages them to use their curiosity while learning scientific content and developing appropriate scientific processes.

Wood Car Rally is a part of MECC's Science Inquiry Collection. Like all the packages in this collection, Wood Car Rally features a strong process orientation while presenting material that is firmly anchored in the elementary and junior high school science curriculum.

In Wood Car Rally, students are challenged to determine how each of three car characteristics and two ramp characteristics affect the distance a "wood car" will travel down a runway. Students make this determination by testing cars with various combinations of car shape, weight, and lubrication, as well as ramp length and angle. As the cars are tested, students observe and record their results. The information collected will enable students to determine how each characteristic affects the distance a car will travel.

Physical science concepts addressed by or related to Wood Car Rally include:

  • Motion and the laws of motion
  • Forces
  • Gravity
  • Friction and
  • Lubrication

Science process skills developed by Wood Car Rally include:

  • Observing
  • Communicating
  • Inferring
  • Comparing
  • Organizing
  • Relating
  • Designing an experiment and
  • Estimating

System Requirements

Apple II
Required CPU Apple IIe
Required RAM 128K

Packaging Scans

Binder cover Wood Car Rally. Binder back Wood Car Rally.



Package Contents



Wood Car Rally (Apple II, 5 1/4" Disk) MECC - 1988 USA, Canada Release
Designer Gene Breault, Greg Holey, Kevin Neff, John Persoon, Diane Portner


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