If you want to play the hero card with friends visiting for the 100th\u00a0running of the Indy 500, here\u2019s your chance with an exhibit focused on what makes cars go fast. A car driven by former IndyCar champion Scott Dixon is literally cut in half so you can actually see the \u201cinnards\u201d\u00a0to learn how these magnificent machines work. Families are also invited to race the clock in a real pit stop challenge, turn wheels to determine\u00a0if a large or small wheel is harder to maneuver,\u00a0and watch the pumping pistons of an engine while pushing buttons to hear the variety of sounds made by different engines in various race cars.\u00a0There will also be special appearances by\u00a0IndyCar drivers on select dates\u00a0in May\u00a02016. Educators agree that race cars are the perfect vehicle to demonstrate science, technology, engineering\u00a0and math (STEM) concepts.\u00a0\u201cHot Wheels racing offers children a means of exploring scientific concepts such as gravity, velocity\u00a0and kinetic energy in\u00a0an engaging and accessible way.\u00a0It also encourages inquiry and real world problem-based learning through play,\u201d said\u00a0Cathy Southerland, Director Early Childhood Education, The Children\u2019s Museum of Indianapolis. There will be plenty of the iconic orange track and die-cast cars to test your own theories of physics and speed at the museum. And, you can take those concepts home to extend the learning with your family. Hot Wheels agrees that play and hands-on\u00a0activities go a long way to helping children understand what would otherwise seem like difficult concepts. So, they\u2019ve developed Hot Wheels Speedometry to accelerate learning\u00a0(visit\u00a0www.hotwheels.com\/en-us\/speedometry.html\u00a0to learn more.)\u00a0The Children\u2019s Museum also has lesson plans for teachers and homeschoolers at\u00a0www.childrensmuseum.org, click on educators to uncover more valuable learning guides.