ENGAGER – Skill Level: Two
Build a Solar Powered Car
Objective: Youth will build a solar powered vehicle
Science Skills: Build, Observe, Measure
Life Skills: Cooperation
Preparation Activities: Check out a kit from Extension, or order a solar car kit from online.
Materials: Solar Scientist Engager Kit (available at Extension Office)
Ask the Right Questions: Can you change the speed of the car? How? Can you use the panel/motor and design a different car? What would you have to keep the same? What could you change? Look through the list of projects in Explore More. Is there one you would like to work on?
How Stuff Works-Solar Powered Cars
Finished this Activity?
– Are Solar Cars Practical?
– Chevron’s Energyville
– Build It Solar