Bean Race

Design a race track for beans! Which bean is faster? In this activity, students are challenged with designing and building a run for beans to race. Students make predictions on which beans will be the fastest, and slowest, and record their findings. Happy racing!


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Physical Science
  • Grades K-2
  • Science
  • Engineering
Tags: Forces & Motion, Design Solutions, Measurement & Data
Grades covered: Grades K–2
Topics: Forces and Motion

Video Demo

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