Eighth graders in the Bethel School District have the opportunity to complete this hands-on project involving the building of electric and solar vehicles. Each classroom is supplied with the necessary kits containing all materials for students to build these cars. The unit culminates each spring with the EWEB Solar Challenge where teams from each class enter their fastest car to race against other teams from District 4J, Springfield and other smaller districts. It is an exciting event that students don’t soon forget.
Motion, Forces and Energy-textbook available to all eighth grade classrooms
Stop Faking It, Force and Motion-can be checked out through Cathy Bechen
Solar Vehicles Teacher’s Guide
EWEB Solar Challenge Teacher Handbook with day by day lessons-Obtained from taking the Electric/Solar Car Workshop