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These six activities cover all of the steps for building a model solar car for competition in the Junior Solar Sprint. They may be used by a class or a team to explore the challenges of designing and building a fast, solar-powered model car. The hands-on activities cover various topics including material strength, torque vs. speed, photovoltaic power output, friction and aerodynamics. Questions are posed at the end of each section to encourage the students to think of alternatives in the design of their vehicles. The activities are:

* Introduction & Overview
* The Photovoltaic Panel
* The Chassis
* Wheels, Axles, & Bearings
* Drive Train & Transmission
* The Body

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Date Of Record Release 2008-07-31 16:22:04
Description These six activities cover all of the steps for building a model solar car for competition in the Junior Solar Sprint. They may be used by a class or a team to explore the challenges of designing and building a fast, solar-powered model car. The hands-on activities cover various topics including material strength, torque vs. speed, photovoltaic power output, friction and aerodynamics. Questions are posed at the end of each section to encourage the students to think of alternatives in the design of their vehicles. The activities are:

* Introduction & Overview
* The Photovoltaic Panel
* The Chassis
* Wheels, Axles, & Bearings
* Drive Train & Transmission
* The Body
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Keyword Lesson plans
Selector Chiras
Date Of Record Creation 2008-07-31 16:17:53
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Date Last Modified 2010-03-25 19:28:07
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2008-07-31 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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