2020 BALSA WOOD SHORTAGES
2020 Has been a tough year all the way around for Schools and STEM Education. On top of Covid-19, Balsa Wood is and has been in a shortage with no predictability to when this shortage will end.
Balsa Wood Prices this year have become unreasonably high. Please know this is not an effort on our part to overcharge our customers but instead to pay what we have to so we can supply our customers with the materials they need for their STEM Activities. If the prices are too high I would urge you to take a look at our Basswood Dragster Kits and Basswood Products as a good replacement.
We typically can and will fill any orders we get within 1-2 business days, but without reliable supply chains for Balsa Wood we cannot guarantee the fulfillment of your orders at the time of your order and your order could become back-ordered or even canceled based on unforeseen factors. We do hope this won't become a problem but it's possible, and we want you to know the issues we face upfront so we don't surprise you later.
We will be working on your behalf to improve our supply lines and thus our pricing to help serve you and our valuable community of STEM Educators, Woodshop Instructors, DIYer's and all of the Teachers and Makers at the forefront of Education who are making a difference for our youth. It's you that are our heroes making a difference even in the face of a Pandemic. We give thanks and appreciation to all of you and thank you all for your patience and understanding.
Co2 Dragster (Car) Mega Pack - Balsa with Styrofoam
This Dragster Mega Pack reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students design and build an efficient model dragster.
Making dragsters (Co2 Cars) in class has always been a great way to get your students motivated and involved while they learn and this pack will give an activity for your class that won't be forgotten.
Now with the Mega Pack, your classroom will have everything to make and finish your dragsters in style!
Balsa wood is easily shaped, this makes this pack perfect for schools that don't have sanders, saws, and other power tools normally used in woodworking.
Kit includes -
- Paint Stands for Co2 Cars (5)
- Dragster Decals - 225 per set (2)
- Paintable Gray (Brushed Metal) Hub-Cap Sets (50 Sets)
- Steering Wheel Trophy (1)
- Paint Brush Set - 144 per set (1)
- 18 Color Acrylic Paint Sets (2)
- Make a Dragster Video (1)
- 12" Balsa blanks pre-drilled for Co2 cartridge (50)
- Front & Rear Spoke Wheels (100 of each)
- Instructions (50)
- Co2 Cartridges (50)
- Axle Washers (200)
- Styrofoam Blanks (50)
- Steel Axles (100)
- Screw Eyes (100)
- Sandpaper (50)
- Graph paper (50)
What do you get?
• Reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students design and build an efficient model dragster
• Carbon-dioxide (Co2) dragster (car) activity provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to design, build, and race a model Co2 dragster that demonstrates the scientific concepts of aerodynamics, motion, drag, and friction.
• Includes all parts for building a dragster and a lightweight balsa body blank that each student can shape with basic cutting, shaving, or sanding tools for creativity and individuality in the design process.
• Includes expanded polystyrene foam blanks to allow students to create a prototype body shape.
• Teaches automotive design processes and contains illustrations and step-by-step instructions for building a metric Co2 dragster (car).
Here’s what you can expect:
This dragster activity provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to design, build, and race a model carbon-dioxide (Co2) dragster that demonstrates the scientific concepts of aerodynamics, motion, drag, and friction. The foam blocks enable students to experiment with creating a prototype body shape before shaping the woodblocks. Students shape the woodblock with basic cutting, shaving, or sanding tools for creativity and individuality in the design process. The kit reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students design and build an efficient model dragster. A model dragster kit is typically used in an educational setting to demonstrate engineering, aerodynamics, and physics.
Some tools you may need: drill, a coping saw, a wood file or rasp, a ruler, scissors, finish or paint, and a race system (all sold separately).
Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and home school-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.
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Receiving your order:
We ask that you inspect your order as soon as it arrives to check for damage that may have occured during shipping.
If your shipment is damaged we ask that you let us know ASAP. We insure most orders but in order to reimburse you we have to turn it to the carrier within 7 days from receipt.
After that there's nothing they will do. Also at times we will marry two boxes together to save you on shipping, this is normal practice.