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Race Car Driver Zooms Back To Stamford Alma Mater To Give Lesson On Motion

Race car driver Sarah Edwards
Race car driver Sarah Edwards Photo Credit: Facebook

STAMFORD, Conn. — Race car driver Sarah Edwards will give a lesson on motion to fourth-graders at Julia A. Stark Elementary School in Stamford.

At 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, science students will have class in the rear parking lot with Stark alumnus Edwards, of Queen Bee Racing. She will return to Stark with her 1100 hp, 180 mph, Top Dragster Funny Car race car to discuss how these forces affect the vehicle’s performance on the track.

Edwards is licensed by the National Hot Rod Association to complete a quarter mile at 180 mph in just 7.5 seconds.

This event connects to the reading the students have done to learn about pioneering woman drag racer Shirley Muldowny and Indy car racer and builder Bobby Rayhal.

Students have also been studying motion and design of vehicles, and modeling the effects of friction, weight and aerodynamics on vehicle travel. This was done with the use of vehicles they constructed using Kennex brand building materials similar to old-fashioned erector sets.

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