Reflection: Lesson Planning Solar Cars - Section 2: Activity


If time allows, I actually prefer to incorporate this investigation as part of the Solar/Wind Power PBL included here. This activity has students comparing solar power and wind power to determine which is the better investment. Students are not required to make cars for that activity; the best student data came from a group that assembled a solar array and windmill and compared both the data and ease of construction. Pretty awesome!

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Solar Cars

Unit 9: End It With Engineering
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT use the design process to create a working solar vehicle.

Big Idea: Students design, test and redesign solar cars as they discover the fun and challenge of engineering.

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