Updated On: June 19, 2020

Cars

Art & Design

Illustration

All Ages
Follow Instructions: Find a step-by-step car illustration tutorial to your liking among the many pages available here and learn from someone else’s expertise.

Painting

All Ages
Paint: Creatively paint an abandoned or junked car.

Children & Teenagers
Create: Learn Adobe Illustrator to create digital paintings of favorite vehicles.

Engineering & Technology

Children & Teenagers
Experiment: Create a controlled combustion experiment to learn how an engine works.

All Ages
Research: Learn about the various methods of transportation before the combustion engine was invented.

All Ages
Research: Study the inventors who designed each component of a car and the circumstances that led to the innovation.

Language & Thinking

Writing

Children & Teenagers
Write a How-To Guide: Write explanations of how to perform basic car maintenance that can be shared with a younger sibling or friend.

Children & Teenagers
Write a Journal Entry: Create a daily driving journal describing how far the family drove, where to, and why.

Children & Teenagers
Write a Short Story: Compose short stories about what ancient cultures might have been like if they had cars.

Math

Children & Teenagers
Analyze: Review probability and statistics using data about car accidents.

Teenagers
Teach Passively: Explain differential calculus in the context of an accelerating car.

Geometry & Trigonometry

Children & Teenagers
Use vehicle components to introduce geometric concepts.

Play

Toddlers & Children
Create: Build cars out of Legos.

Science

Children & Teenagers
Analyze: Analyze the components in gasoline and how it is extracted and processed from oil.

Physics

Children & Teenagers
Learn about potential and kinetic energy and how they apply to a vehicle.

Children & Teenagers
Teach: Introduce physics using a vehicle to discuss concepts such as motion, linear momentum, torque, and thermodynamics.

Social Sciences

History

Toddlers & Children
Reenact: Use toy cars to recreate epic battle scenes and discuss the grievances that led to them.

How else might important subject matter be learned from this interest topic? Comment below! Half-baked ideas are more than welcome, too.