Springfield Engineering Explorations 8-3: Racing Against the Sun
Today, our engineers explored how their knowledge could be applied to the real world, by building solar cars! In this first part of a two part lesson, the students tested how different types of light effected their motors. Then, they got the wheel rolling by creating the body of their solar cars. Tomorrow they’ll complete their cars and put them to the test!
Ask your student: What is a solar cell? (It’s the “battery” of the car; it converts light into energy)
Fun fact: The first solar cars were built in the 1950’s.