Solar Car Challenge: Background Research on Car Design

Solar Car Student
Average Rating:
Rate This Activity:
Intended Grade Level(s):
Energy Content:
Learning Goal(s):

To introduce students to the problem that this project will attempt to solve: building a solar car that will go straight, far, and fast to win a race.

Lesson Number:
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
Files Associated with this Activity:

Students will play around with the solar car kits to familiarize themselves with the materials in preparation for the solar car engineering challenge.

Science Kit Material(s) Used:
Solar Machines Kit
Other Material(s) Used:
“Solar Car Challenge Background Research” worksheet • Access to the Internet