Professional Development

 

Junior Solar Sprint - Teacher Workshop

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Description: Do you or your neighbors receive electricity for your home from solar panels?! Can you imagine cars running off the same panels?! The Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) uses solar technology to reinforce the need for renewable energy resources through engineering!

JSS challenges students to use their knowledge of science, creative thinking, and teamwork to design and build solar electric vehicles. Then, students will have the opportunity to race to the finish!

At our Teacher Workshop, you’ll engineer your own solar car and learn how math is essential to building the most efficient solar vehicle!

The competition uses preliminary time trials before progressing to a double elimination round tournament for the finals. Cars are also judged on their construction report, design creativity, and ingenuity.

The Junior Solar Sprint Competition is opened to students in grades four through eight. Please review the rules for the Junior Solar Sprint via the link below.

The competition will be on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.
The registration deadline for Teachers to register teams is Monday, June 9, 2014.

Please contact our Education Coordinator, Catherine Bingham for more information.
Contact Information:
Catherine Bingham
516-572-4028