Monday, January 27, 2014

Car Engineering!        By: Karen Smith
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1.) Explain in your own words how car engineering works.
              Car engineering is almost like a human body. A human needs lots of energy and water, like the car needs oil and liquids, and needs motion to keep going. If you don't take care of the car, then it will break down. Car engineering is very important and useful to many people.

2.) How is your K'Nex car similar to a real car?
             The K'Nex car is very similar to the regular car. It may look different, but you definitely need to build it the same. Everything needs to be perfect on the car, for it to drive and work. You need to make the sure the balance and weight is good, you have a strong engine, and everything works successfully.

3.) How can you improve your K'Nex engine so that is more similar to a real car engine?
            You can improve the K'Nex engine to make it like the real car engine is if you take your time and make the weight equal. I think that is what my problem was, there was different weight on different spots, that's why we didn't do it correctly. 

4.) Discuss ways to improve either the design of the real car engine themselves or how we can use new fuels in the future to make cars better.
             You can improve new fuels in the future to make cars better if maybe if the car engineer workers make the fuels last longer. Instead of about 2 years, maybe they can work on making the engine/fuels last 5 years. Then, people would have their cars longer.

5.) Provide links to any research you looked at for help.
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm
              


(picture of K'Nex car on upper right and pictures of car engines on left and right)



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