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Carolina STEM Challenge®:Solar Car Design

$9.95 - $178.80

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. Kit is designed for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

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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. Replacement solar cells (item #180959) and motors (item #180961) are available in packs of 8 and sold separately.

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