Login or Register

800.334.5551 Live Chat (offline)

Carolina STEM Challenge®: Solar Car Design Kit

Item # 180960 Exclusive

Turn your students into automotive design engineers! The challenge: design a model car powered by solar cells and an electric motor. Weight, gear ratios, sun angle, aerodynamics, traction, friction, front- or rear-wheel drive, and wheelbase are all design factors that are considered. Finally, students race their cars to determine the most successful design. Designed for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

Price

$144.25

In stock and available to ship.

Turn your students into automotive design engineers! The challenge: design a model car powered by solar cells and an electric motor. Weight, gear ratios, sun angle, aerodynamics, traction, friction, front- or rear-wheel drive, and wheelbase are all design factors that are considered. Finally, students race their cars to determine the most successful design. This activity is designed for a class of 32 students working cooperatively in 8 groups of 4.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

 
Components Qty Included?
DC Motor, 1.5 to 3 V 8 Included
Solar Cell, 1 V with Leads 8 Included
Wheel, Gear, and Axle Pack 8 Included
Cardboard Pad 8 Included
Straw 16 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Multimeter 1 Needed, Not Included
Wire with Alligator Clip 2 Needed, Not Included
Ruler 8 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 8 Needed, Not Included
Tape Dispenser with Transparent Tape 8 Needed, Not Included
Protractor 8 Needed, Not Included
Flashlight 1 Needed, Not Included
Wire Stripper (or sharp knife) 1 Needed, Not Included
Hammer 2 Needed, Not Included
Pliers 2 Needed, Not Included
Timing Device (accurate to 0.1 sec) 8 Needed, Not Included
Construction Paper (optional for design activity) Needed, Not Included
Thin Cardboard, Poster Board, or File Folder (optional for design activity) Needed, Not Included
Glue (optional for design activity) Needed, Not Included
Velcro (optional for design activity) Needed, Not Included
Paper Clip (optional for design activity) Needed, Not Included
Hobby Knife (optional for design activity) Needed, Not Included
Incandescent Desk Lamp (optional for design activity) Needed, Not Included


Carolina STEM Challenge® Emerging Energies Series

Engineer excitement!Carolina STEM Challenge

These NEW kits for middle and high school environmental science offer:

  • Exciting STEM components
  • Fun, challenging activities for students
  • Easy implementation, even if you are new to STEM
  • Unique topics in emerging energies

Carolina STEM Challenge® Emerging Energies Series kits engage and inspire students with fun, real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format. Integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into your environmental science curriculum has never been more exciting or easier.

Carolina STEM Challenge® kits incorporate STEM components and focus on engineering concepts and practices in line with the Next Generation Science Standards. Student teams design, build, test, and compete in a cooperative-learning environment. This gives them the opportunity to strengthen their critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills and reflect on their entry’s performance and what they could do to improve it.

Carolina STEM Challenge® kits are easy to use, even if you are new to STEM. We designed each kit to include everything you need for classroom success:

  • Warm-up activity with background information
  • STEM design template and challenge
  • Notebooking and literacy extensions
  • Materials and instructions to support small design teams
  • Grading rubrics

Correlations to State Standards

Select the appropriate set of options below to view standards met by this product. After making selections, please do not use your browser's "Back" button to return to previous steps. Instead, use the blue links such as Content Unit Search to go back to a previous step in the search.


    Carolina Biological Supply

    © Carolina Biological Supply Company

    2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215-3398 • 800.334.5551