Wild ride: race day [no spoken instructions]

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Published on 2018 August 13th

Prepare a bike for racing. Use a simulator to test how performance is affected by frame type, tyres, wheel size and gears. Test how different combinations affect speed and handling. Then choose equipment and gear shift tactics best suited to track conditions on race day. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.
Students relate cycling performance to forces, which vary according to wheel size, tyre pressure and tread.
Students investigate how gears affect operational efficiency in cycling.
Students relate cog size to speed and energy efficiency of a cyclist over a range of gradients and surfaces.

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 8, Grade 9
Force Motion and Energy
Learners, Students

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