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Wind-Up Vehicle Race: Find a number of wind-up cars, trucks, and the like. Group the children in your class in teams of four. Give each team a wind-up toy. Have them explore the characteristics of their wind-up vehicle and experiment with it. Give them yardsticks to see how far their vehicle will go when released after being wound. Compare each group's results. Place the yardsticks in a long line making a wide roadway. Place all the wind-up vehicles on the starting line and see which goes the farthest (see the art project that goes along with this activity, described above.)

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