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Ms. C.
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Battery vs. Solar Power

My students need six solar panel race cars.

Step outside the box with science! I teach 6th grade math and science. I work with 200 students daily. The students are operating at various learning levels. We have many ESL students,students with disabilities, and are considered a low to middle income area. I try very hard to conduct hands-on applications so students can think through situations from many angles. My goal is they understand that math and science do compliment each other.

We are a newer school and have limited supplies. Our state standards indicate we are to teach forms of energy. We have battery powered cars. We thought it would be interesting to find out if solar powered cars could compete against battery powered. We intend to race the cars and using the scientific method, determine which works the best. Hopefully, this will lead into discussions of various types of energy resources we should be investigating.

The resources we need are the solar powered cars. Six will allow five students with every car each class period. We already have the stop watches, trundle wheels, and battery powered cars. Some of these items belong to the math department, but we share. This project is designed to allow students to test different forms of energy. They will be thinking outside the box even with the data they collect. Our next idea is to try wind powered cars and some students are working on a design for that.

You will make it possible for our future generation to start testing, experimenting, and thinking about possible solutions to our energy crisis. One of these students may come up with an idea that will be used in the future.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Solar Car Kit • Delta Education $49.95 6 $299.70

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This project will reach 200 students.

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