Students use mathematics and science principles together with their creativity in a fun, hands-on educational program. Using engineering principles, students get excited about generating ideas in a group and then building and modifying models based on these ideas. Students can see for themselves how changes in design are reflected in car performance.
- What, When, Where
- October 21, 2018 (rain date on Oct 28, 2018) at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Longfellow Middle School Basketball Court (2000 Westmoreland St, Falls Church, VA 22043)
- Elementary Division – individual participation or 2-3 team members (grades 5 to 6)
- Middle School Division – individual participation or 2 to 3 team members (grades 7 to 8)
- Watch the video of JSS at TJHSST:
1. Gain interest and enthusiasm for the STEM fields
2. Stimulate critical thinking
3. Just for fun! Create your own car designs and race with other student teams!
4. Experience the learning process the TJ admissions committee looks for
In this competition, you will learn:
• Alternative energy sources
• How design affects function
• Problem solving
Faaiz Memon of TJ STEMbassadors in cooperation with Young Scholars Circle, Electric Vehicle Association, Technology Student Association (TSA), US Army Outreach Program (USAOP) and National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) invite all students in grades three to eight to participate in a Junior Solar Sprint competition at Longfellow Middle School on October 21, 2018.
Participating in Junior Solar Sprint provides a hands-on opportunity for students to apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts, creativity, and problem solving skills as they design, construct and race solar-powered cars. Participants use their imagination and ingenuity to construct vehicles powered by a standardized solar cell and motor and compete against their peers. Awards will be given for design in addition to the track event itself.
So you want to build a model solar car
How to Make a Solar Car
How to Build a Solar Car from Mr. Lake
Some Materials and Tools:
• 1 PITSCO Ray Catcher Sprint Kit or Solar Made Junior Solar Sprint Kit
soldering iron, sharp utility knife or coping saw, cool-melt glue gun, needle-nose pliers, 1/8” drill bit or electric drill with bit, 2 C-clamps, rulers, pencils, wire strippers and wire cutters
We will have FREE Solar Car Building Workshops. Click here to participate in our FREE workshop and gain some knowledge on designing a solar car. We will raffle 3 solar panels for each individual or participating team.
Sept 9 & 30 & Oct 14, 2018, Sundays from 12:00 pm to 1:30pm
Young Scholars Circle
8221 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna VA 22182