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Solar-Powered Racers

by: Hector Ibarra

The science concepts introduced in this activity, such as the workings of simple machines, energy, work, friction, and air resistance provide a good segue to designing solar-powered cars. By building solar-powered cars, students get hands-on experience using solar power to generate direct current and learn about the generation of electricity from sunlight.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/1999Stock # ss99_022_06_26Volume 022Issue 06

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