Powering Imagination and Creativity OneCar at a Time

Powering Imagination and Creativity OneCar at a Time

Please Note: The featured product in this video and blog post, OneCar, has been discontinued. Please reference our related products below.


Arbor Scientific PocketLab Voyager
Arbor Scientific PocketLab Voyager Classroom Set of 10
Arbor Scientific Silicone Case for PocketLab Voyager

Powering Imagination and Creativity OneCar at a Time

The OneCar is Arbor Scientific's answer to the various needs of STEM Educators. It is an open-ended, creativity-driven approach to science teaching that addresses cross-cutting concepts and offers an opportunity for tinkering and design.

The kit itself is jam-packed with 8 sets of experiment options, enough for large classes and extras for spare parts. A typical starter lab would be building the battery-powered motor car.

This might be used for speed and acceleration experiments. But the possibilities expand rapidly as more options are introduced. The OneCar offers 8 ready to go experiment options. These can be extended and combined in creative ways to allow for the open-ended labs that STEM teachers have been searching for.

The OneCar offers 8 ready to go experiment options.
OneCar Figure 1
OneCar Figure 2
OneCar Figure 3

For example, the motor can be used to drive a fan or be powered by a rechargeable capacitor. The lessons can go beyond physics or include chemistry lessons such as air pressure and electrochemistry or even acid-base reactions. Perfect for Physical Sciences courses. There is more too. The Potential energy in a rubber band lab or the classic mousetrap car can be readily created using this kit.

You can also build a solar-powered car. Challenge your students to discover what can be done to optimize its traveling speed? Face it south? Angle the collar panel? Use a mirror to reflect the sunlight?

All of these options can be mixed and matched. That is the whole idea of open-ended inquiry education. The gives students many opportunities to be creative in solving engineering challenges. Many of the images come from videos on our website.

October 19, 2017 Collin Wassilak

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