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                                       Lap counting
The reason for completing such a test is to look at the reliability of cars and their drivers.

Things you will need.
                          Driver
                          Car and controls
                          Starting equipment
                          Counter
                          Stopwatch
                          Cones
                          Pens / Pencil
                          Log sheets

In this test you have to complete the following:
1. Lay out a simple track on a suitable large area of flat ground. Use cones to mark corners.
2. Drive around the track at a pace you are happy with
3. One person is to time the session (example 5mins)
4. One person is to count the number of laps completed in the session and fill in the Log sheet


                                          Log Sheet

Date
Driver Name
                                                                                         Total Laps
Weather Conditions
Number of Laps
Use tally marks to count


Extension tasks
Repeat this activity in a range of different weather conditions.
Try different tyres on your car to see the effect
Make your track more complex
Use the next sheet to also count the number of errors that your driver makes in the given time

                                          Log Sheet

Date
Driver Name
                                                                                            Totals
Weather Conditions
Number of Laps
Use tally marks to count

Number of Errors
Use tally marks to count
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                                   Cost Forecasting
The reason for completing this test is to look at financing your team and try to work out how
much money you may need for this year.

Things you will need.
                        PC with Excel or Lotus
                        Some rough price guides
                        List of possible expenses

In this test you have to complete the following:
        1.        Input all your data to your spreadsheet
        2.        Use example laid out to start you off
        3.        Set-up the spreadsheet calculations
        4.        Discuss the methods that you may use to bring the required funds in.




Extension Tasks
Start to build a different spreadsheet with funds coming in and out that show a balance of
accounts.
Add this information to a sponsorship pack to show potential sponsors where money has to go.
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                                       Speed test
The reason for completing such a test is to calculate the speed that you car runs at.

Things you will need.
                        Driver
                        Car and controls
                        Starting equipment
                        Tape measure
                        Stopwatch
                        Cones
                        Pens / Pencil
                        Log sheets

In this test you have to complete the following:
1. Lay out a straight track exactly 10 meters long. Uses cones to mark the start and the finish.
2. Make sure you have plenty of room
3. Drive you car through the straight track full speed
4. One person to time the car from start to finish.

                                        Log Sheet
Run                      Time                   Speed m/s               Speed MPH
1                            1.2                  8.3333                   18.64
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10
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       To calculate speed in meters per second, divide 10m by the time in seconds.
           To calculate meters per second into Miles per hour multiply by 2.237
                                 Example: 10/1.2 = 8.333
                           8.333 X 2.237 = 18.64 miles per hour

Extension Tasks
Input the data into a spreadsheet to help the calculations
Use the spreadsheet to rank order the speeds.
Graph all of the data
Work your times out in Miles or kilometres per hour
For greater accuracy complete the test over a larger distance, or use a laser timer.
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