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ERIC Number: EJ776749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Solar Sprint
Tabor, Richard; Anderson, Stephen
Science and Children, v45 n2 p27-29 Oct 2007
In the "Solar Sprint" activity, students design, test, and race a solar-powered car built with Legos. The use of ratios is incorporated to simulate the actual work of scientists and engineers. This method encourages fourth-grade students to think about multiple variables and stimulates their curiosity when an activity doesn't come out as predicted. This activity also integrates the study of electricity and motion into a discussion of alternative energy sources and means of transportation. (Contains 1 figure, 1 resource and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A