Our Year Six students will be entering a team in the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge that will be held later this term. Entering this competition means we receive resources, including equipment and curriculum support material, to help deliver STEM learning based around solar energy.
Mrs Cogger picked up our kit on Monday from STAWA (Science Teacher’s Association of WA) and had a practise run at home before presenting the challenge to the 6B students today.
Here are a few photos of the students participating in the construction of their cars. Once the cars are constructed we will be conducting several investigations with the cars such as… ‘Which panel angle generates the most power?’ and ‘Which wheels give the car it’s greatest speed over 20m?’
We look forward to sharing more information about our Solar Car Challenge journey throughout the term.