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Super Solar Racing Car NGSS

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The solar powered car has surprising speed. It can be stopped quickly by shielding its power source.

Description

This mini solar kit is easy to assemble and demonstrates alternative energy principles. Running on sunlight it requires no batteries. The solar powered car has surprising speed. It can be stopped quickly by shielding its power source. Eleven parts simply snap together. 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm (2.125" x 1.625" x 0.5")

Little or no experience required. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

1-PS4-2

Students can conduct investigations showing evidence of illumination from an external source such as the Sun.

1-PS4-3

Using the Solar Racing Car, students can plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

4-PS3-2

Using the Solar Racing Car, students can make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-4

Using the Solar Racing Car, students can apply scientific ideas to design, test, and redefine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

3-5-ETS1-3

Students can use the Solar Racing Car to plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

DCI/1-PS4.B

Electromagnetic Radiation. Objects can be seen only when light is available to illuminate them.

MS-PS3-5

Using the Solar Racing Car, students can develop an investigation and model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance change, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

MS-PS4-1

Students can conduct investigations using the Solar Racing Car; showing evidence that the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave is related to the speed and endurance of the Solar Racing Car.

MS-PS4-2

Students can use the Solar Racing Car to develop and use a model to describe how waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

MS-ETS1-4

Students can use the Solar Racing Car to develop a model or experiment to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

HS-PS3-3

Students can use the Solar Racing Car to design, build, and redefine a devise that works with given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-PS4-5

Students can use the Solar Racing Car to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture energy.

HS-PS3-4

Students can use the Solar Racing Car to design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-ETS1-2

Students can use the Solar Racing Car in an investigation to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

1-PS4-2
1-PS4-3
4-PS3-2
3-5-ETS1-3
MS-PS3-2
MS-PS3-4
MS-PS3-5
MS-ETS1-4
HS-ETS1-2
HS-PS3-3

Students can use the Solar Racing Car to perform experiments. Make observations to produce data to serve as the basis for an explanation.

MS-PS4-1
HS-PS3-4

Students can use the Solar Racing Car in a variety of applications to understand how solar energy; this renewable energy source can be optimized from a commercial standpoint.

HS-PS4-5

Students can use the Solar Racing Car inside with a high intensity lamp in the classroom and outside on a sunny day to perform experiments to support mathematical representations of light.

S&E

Students can plan and carry out investigations to answer questions or test solutions regarding Solar Energy and its practical applications.

DCI/MS-PS4.B

Electromagnetic Radiation. When light shines on an object, it is reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through the object, depending on the object's materials and frequency of the light.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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