The team from Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy break down what goes into a (hopefully winning) NC Gravity Games box car built from scratch!
The NC Gravity Games are returning to Lenoir, NC on Saturday, April 24th, 2019 and Queen City Weekend is a media partner. The Gravity Games are an engineering challenge and STEM celebration where teams from across the state design, build, test, and race gravity-powered cars.
Queen City Weekend will be on-site to capture the event for a video feature that will appear on Queen City Weekend as well as WBTV.
School-age teams can choose to build a car from race-approved kits, or design and build their car from scratch. Advanced teams can take on this year’s engineering challenge called “Transformation,” where they’ll design and construct a vehicle that starts the race on three or four wheels but transforms during the race to cross the finish line on two.
In addition, the Gravity Games feature hands-on STEM exhibits like solar-powered cars as part of the “Science Street Pavilion.” This year, five community college teams will launch high altitude balloons from downtown Lenoir as part of NC Space Grant’s High Altitude Balloon Launch Competition.
Bring an appetite. Food stands will keep racers and revelers fueled up for all the fun!