AFX in the Classroom

Accelerated Learning Through Motorsports

Welcome to the Andertti FASTTRACK Xperience for the classroom. Each video will introduce concepts in STEAM education for middle and high school grade students with engaging content and subject matter expert interviews. Corresponding hands-on classroom lessons are available to reinforce the video content. To get started view the videos and access and download the accompanying lessons. We will launch a new video each month through April 2021. Be sure to register to be notified when new videos are launched!
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Force to be Reckoned With: Exploring Newton’s Law

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Power Up!: Exploring transforming energy

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Energy To Burn

Video 1:

A Force to Be Reckoned With

Video at a Glance

In this video we explore Newton’s Laws of Motion. Former Racecar Driver, Jeff Andretti had a terrible accident over 20 years ago in the Indy 500. Follow our students as they interact with subject matter experts to learn what happened to Jeff and improvements that have been made to keep drivers safer.

Meet the Subject Matter Experts

Ashley Sanford,Top Fuel Dragster Driver

Momentum is explained from the perspective of a top fuel dragster driver, Ashley Sanford. Our students interview Ashley to learn about acceleration and momentum from inside a dragster!

Bob Bielenberg, Research Engineer, Track Safety

Our expert, Bob Bielenberg, discusses Inertia and Kinetic Energy with the introduction to the construction of new safety walls at the track that assist in reducing impact and resulting injuries.

Video 2:

Power Up!

 Video at a Glance

In this video we explore energy transformations. In both racecars and street cars, the engine is what powers the car. But the power needed in a racecar is different than the power needed in your family car. Follow our students as they interact with subject matter experts to explore how the energy is transformed in the engine to power the car.

Meet the Subject Matter Experts

Steve Erikson , Professional Race Engineer

As an engineer on Indy racecars, Steve Erikson discusses how the racecar engine works, how energy is transferred inside the engine and where energy is lost.

Kyle Bentley, Engineering Manager, Vehicle Development

Kyle Bentley, the engineering manager of vehicle development for Kia Motors North America discusses the many elements that go into vehicle development and how they relate to power and energy.

Video 3:

Energy To Burn

 Video at a Glance

In this video, our subject matter experts will discuss the performance and efficiency of the electric car and the amount of power and torque generated in both race cars and street cars. Follow our students as they interact with subject matter experts to explore electric vehicles, alternative fuel sources and torque.

Meet the Subject Matter Experts

Robert Scholer, Electric / Hybrid Vehicles Manager, Product Quality

Robert Scholer, of Kia Motors North America discusses electric vehicles – their efficiency, how energy is regenerated rather than lost and also renewable fuel sources.

Adam Andretti, Professional Race Car Driver

As a professional race car driver and a member of the Andretti family of race car drivers, Adam Andretti discusses how the race car engines are designed for different performance than street cars. He talks about torque, horsepower and electric engines in race cars.