Solar Car Challenge: Test Your Solution

Solar Car Student
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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.

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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min
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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:
Stop watch • Meter sticks and/or measuring tapes • Flood lamps or a sunny day outside with a smooth surface, with 50 meters marked off for the tests • “Solar Car Challenge Engineering Challenge Packet,” “Test Your Solution” page