Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car

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As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long lesson, your upper-elementary or middle schoolers are transformed into mechanical engineers as they design and build solar powered cars. If you live in an area that doesn't get much sun, it may be best to do this activity when you have the best chance of clear skies so the cars can be tested outside. Cover multiple Next Generation Science Standards, as well as Common Core literacy standards in a fun and exciting way.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

Grade
4th - 8th
Subjects
Algebra I
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
5 days
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
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Technology
Video
Year
2011