Race with the power of the sun! Give your students a hands-on experience with the future of transportation. Fast, clean-running solar vehicles may be just around the corner.
The Photon Solar Racer can be built in one class period and raced in another. All that is required for assembly is a scissors and a small screw driver. The model will achieve very fast speeds in bright sunlight. Students will be amazed at the sensitivity of the car speed with slight variations in the amount of sunlight. After building the initial model, the key solar/mechanical components can be used to power other cars of student design. Races comparing cars of various chassis designs will create a lot of enthusiastic car designers.
All materials to build one complete Photon Solar Racer are included.
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 752
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 341