Solar Car Challenge
Mr. Choquette Sci-8: Integrated Science Kaohsiung American School
Final Product You
will need to create a project report board that looks something like the one below:
Sections of the report board Introduction State
of Purpose or Problem Hypothesis Materials Procedures Results Conclusion
is solar energy? What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy? Examples
of each (could have images)
Problem / Purpose What
is our goal? What is your team name / car name Who are your team members? Do they have specific jobs or nicknames? A picture of your team members / car
a testable question related to the design and construction of your car You will test this hypothesis and create a line graph related to your results.
bulleted list of materials used in the construction of your car
short paragraph about how your team designed and constructed your vehicle. Why did you choose to build using the materials that you used? Why did you choose the gear ratio you used? Why did you use or not use special features like magnifying glasses, mirrors ect.?
results. Date you tested. Results of your four runs in a chart with a related bar graph.
Day Results: A short paragraph about how your team did on race day. Were you happy about how your car performed. How much slower your car was in comparison to the winning car, how much faster your car was in comparison to the last place car (time and average speed) Bar
graph showing the finish time and average speed of each team.
did you learn from this project? What real world non-controllable factors benefited or hurt your cars effort? What design features do you think were most successful? What would you do differently if you were to do this project again?