Sci-Quest & AEOP
(Army Educational Outreach Program) 
sponsored the 
Jr.  Solar  Sprint  Car Competition
on May 16
held at Sci-Quest

Jr. Solar Sprint Car Competition 2015

5th thru 8th Graders Design, Build & Race Solar Powered Cars

OBJECTIVE   of   Competition

  

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), an AEOP, provides a hands-on opportunity for students in grades 5 through 8 to apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts, creativity, teamwork, and problem solving skills as they design, construct and race a solar-powered model car.

  • Jr. Solar Sprint (JSS) is a free educational program for 5th - 8th grade students where students design, build and race solar powered model cars

  • JSS is designed to support the instruction of STEM in categories such as alternative fuels, engineering design, and aerodynamics.

  • vehicles are powered by a standardized solar cell and motor 

  • teams are judged on the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle

  • winners go on to the National competition in Dallas, Texas in late June

  • each model car cannot exceed 1 foot wide by 2 feet long 

  • each team consists of 2 – 4 middle school students and is limited to spend no more that $50.

ASA furnished 4 of the judges: 
Kay Detter,
Celia Mackey,
Don Woodley,
& David Stephens
each team was evaluated in 4 areas:
1) display,
2) notebook,

3) artisanship and engineering of the model & 

4) model’s racing performance

Sci-Quest, inside, startline.jpg
Sci-Quest, inside, startline.jpg

team at start line.jpg
team at start line.jpg

student explains design of team's entry.jpg
student explains design of team's entry.jpg

Sci-Quest, inside, startline.jpg
Sci-Quest, inside, startline.jpg

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