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.
Balsa Dragster Kit (Co2)
Ready to sculpt the future? Ready to help tomorrow’s engineers today?
This kit reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students design and build an efficient model dragster.
Here’s what you can expect:
• These kits reinforce engineering, technology, and math concepts as students design and build their efficient model dragsters.
• Carbon-dioxide (CO2) dragster kit 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.
• (When selected) 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
Kit includes -
- 12" Balsa blanks pre-drilled for Co2 cartridge (1ea)
- Front & Rear Spoke Wheels (2 of each set)
- Instructions (1ea)
- CO2 Cartridges (1ea)
- Axle Washers (4 ea)
- Styrofoam Blanks (1 ea when selected)
- Steel Axles (2 ea)
- Screw Eyes (2 ea)
- Sandpaper (1ea)
- Graph paper (1ea)
- Individual Kit Box (1 ea when selected)
*Please note, if you're wanting to order regular Individual dragster Kits they will automatically come with an Individual Kit Box and you'll want to click yes for Styrofoam Blank.
Now you can order LSRAV/Metric dragsters in individual kits, 10 packs, and 50 packs. You can also choose to have styrofoam and boxes in most bulk packs so you can now get exactly what comes with the individual kits.
The Balsa Dragster Kits provide 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 homeschool-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.
Also, check out our Basswood Dragster Kit (C02)
Place a Purchase Order:
If you are a school or business and you're needing to turn your order into a purchase order we can handle that.
All you have to do is call us at 800-469-8070 between 9am-5pm and we will take care of it for you.
We will create the Purchase Order over the phone and send you a copy for approval. Once it's approved we will fill it and send you the invoice.
Pick your products:
You can easily use our store to make a list of products you want to purchase or if you are'nt sure what you need or want just call us and we can help with that as well.
For all other questions:
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Fax us at: 620-232-3845
Shipping your order may take up to two business days to ship once the order is received.
Orders placed on a holiday or over the weekend will be shipped within 2 business days of the next business work day. Orders placed after 12pm will be filled during the next business day.
If you have questions or special request you can email us at email@example.com
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.