Toy Car Deconstruction
This is the motor of the car. An electric motor us an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. The motor brushes are usually made from low friction conductive carbon materials such as copper graphite, silver graphite, natural graphite and pitch bonded carbon. They are made of these materials because they are strong and don not easily break or rust.
LED strip lights for the cars headlights. These are very bright and have a long lasting light source. They are made of metal at the base and the cover is made of low density polythene plastic because <b>it </b>is a thermoplastic made from the monomer ethylene. It is a semi conductor- as electrons pass through one crystal to the other they fill electron holes up. Metal is strong and it is also an electrical conductor. The metal that's used is steel.
This is the plastic car frame which covers over all of the mechanisms. It is made from polystyrene non-shattering plastic. It's sustainability means that in doesn't shatter when you might drop the car on the floor and it is strong to allow the car to be sturdy and balanced.
These are the batteries that the car is powered by. They are made from 25% steel or iron and100% of the steel is reusable and is reused for other products. 60% of the battery is made up of a combination of materials like zinc, manganese and potassium. the remaining 15% is made from papers and plastics. These materials are sent to an energy from waste facility to create electricity. all alkaline batteries are 100% recycled and we need to make sure none of it goes to landfill.
These are steel or iron screws. These particular ones are very small but they come a in a variety of different sizes and shapes. Metal screws and nuts used to fasten two objects together first appeared in the fifteenth century. In 1770, English instrument maker, Jesse Ramsden (1735-1800) invented the first satisfactory screw-cutting lathe. There are made of steel so that they are strong and durable.
This is car wheel/tire that is made of rubber. Rubber is flexible and the rubber had dents in it in order to allow friction whe the car is in motion. Rubber is long lasting and Natural rubber, also called India <b>rubber</b> or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds plus water. The tire is made of rubber because they allow friction if the ground I wet and it is long lasting and doesn't get worn down or geared easily.

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