Before You Go
- Show videos of go karting races.
- Go-karts in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN819D_deY4
- Behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9BGNsvRGZU
- History of racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3txJtRsK6Zs
- Safety video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzANHUohZL0
- Label the parts of a go kart on a diagram
- Art Ingels created the first go-kart in 1956.
- Children can begin go karting at age 8.
- 35 million Americans participate in go-karting each year.
- Professional go-kart racers refer to their go-karts as ‘karts’ for short.
- Racing tracks are usually flat, because go-karts lack suspension.
- The go-karts used in races can reach speeds between 50 mph and 100 mph.
- Recreational go-karts can usually only go up to 20 mph.
- History go-kart racing
- Mechanical components of a go-kart
- Safety regulations
- Accelerator: (noun) the device, typically a pedal, that controls the speed of a vehicle’s engine
- Brake: (noun) a device for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, typically by applying pressure to the wheels; (verb) make a moving vehicle slow down or stop by using a brake
- Suspension: (noun) the system of springs and shock absorbers by which a vehicle is cushioned from road conditions
- Data collection
- Graphing data
- Gross motor skills
- Listening skills
- Organizing data into a table
- Team work
- Vocabulary development