Racing With the Sun - Creating a Solar Car

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Here's an exciting and innovative lesson plan that's sure to get your charges fired up! In it, they use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar powered car. One caveat: the kits that each group needs to make their cars is $35.00 each (2012 prices). However, this looks to be a worthwhile investment in your students' learning! The lesson plan is packed with all sorts of valuable, real-life learning and kids should be excited to test out their creations in a variety of ways. Terrific worksheets, websites, and detailed instructions on how to test the cars are all embedded in this delightful plan.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Engineering
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Technology
Ed Software
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