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Car Design

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Age Level Preschool (0 to 4 years old)

Objectives: 

  • Discover that cars come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors  
  • Learn that some design elements improve functions of cars and some are purely aesthetic  
  • Have the opportunity to design own car 


Winton Touring Car, 1903

National Museum of American History

Car Design Lesson

Meredith Osborne

Book-Car Design

Meredith Osborne

1949 GMC Pickup Truck

National Museum of American History

1950 Buick Super Sedan

National Museum of American History

1955 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

National Museum of American History

1977 Honda Civic CVCC Hatchback

National Museum of American History

EV1 Electric Car, 1997

National Museum of American History