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STEM Solar Car Competition When: Saturday May 10, 2014 Where: Edison State College Time: 9:00am -3:00pm Lunch: provided Each Middle School will send one team to represent their school at the competition (school winner).

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Stem solar car competition when saturday may 10 2014 where edison state college

STEM

Solar Car Competition

When: Saturday May 10, 2014

Where: Edison State College

Time: 9:00am -3:00pm

Lunch: provided

Each Middle School will send one team to represent their school at the competition (school winner).

The winner will be the team with the fastest car in a double elimination tournament.


Stem solar car competition when saturday may 10 2014 where edison state college

  • School Design Competition

  • Teams:randomly chosen 4 students per team (draw names)

  • Design Competition:

  • Each group will research solar cars.

  • Based on research, each group will design and draw a solar car that they believe will be the fastest.

  • In each class students vote on their class’ favorite 3 designs. The team with the most points moves on to the solar car construction round.


Stem solar car competition when saturday may 10 2014 where edison state college

  • Solar Car Construction

  • Materials: solar car kit, glue guns/sticks, x-acto knives, display board

    • Body and other materials that may be needed for construction are not provided.

  • Solar Car Construction Competition:

  • The top team from each class will use the Solar Car kit to actually build and test their design.

  • The top team from each class will race their cars to establish an overall school winning team.

  • The winning team moves on to represent their school at the District STEM Competition.


Stem solar car competition when saturday may 10 2014 where edison state college

Rules of Competition

  • Specifications: must be followed or group will be disqualified

  • Body can be designed using any material (cardboard, plastic, wood, etc.) , any dimension or weight.

  • You may NOT use different motors, additional motors or any other propulsion other than what is provided.

  • NO other electronics may be used to enhance solar car.

  • Wiring, motor, and gears must be visible and/or accessible to judges for inspection prior to racing.

  • The car must have a minimum of 3 wheels and can be as short or long as desired.


Stem solar car competition when saturday may 10 2014 where edison state college

Solar Car Event Pictures / Video

http://fsec.ucf.edu/livewire/photos/2517-jss/content/DSC_1505_large.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/9522310https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u2z8V3p2ts

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