Build a Solar Car

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Identify the specific requirements for constructing a solar car

  • List the steps needed to construct a solar car
  • Record necessary design modifications to improve the design of your car.

Curriculum Connections

Science 9: Electrical Principles and Technologies
Science 10: Energy Flow in Technological Systems
Science 14: Understanding Energy Transfer Technologies
Science 24: Understanding Common Energy Conversion systems
Science 30: Energy and the Environment (D1.4, D1.5k, D1.3s, D2.3k, D2.4k, D2.1sts, D2.3s, D2.4s)
Science & Technology 6: Electricity and Electrical Devices (1.1)
Science & Technology 7: Heat in the Environment (1.2)
Science 9: The Characteristics of Electricity (Academic) (E1.2)
Electrical Applications (Applied) (E1.1)

Length of Activity

2 hours

Materials List

  • Build a Solar Car Construction Plan
  • Materials listed in the Solar Car Construction Plan

Online Lesson Format