Solar Cars

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Fifth-grade students in Mrs. Kelly's class, Mrs. Seidita's class and Mrs. Yansick's classes built their own solar cars. Students worked with a partner to build the cars, following multistep directions and modifying the design as needed to help the cars drive smoothly. On June 20th, students went outside for a test run. At this point, many students found that further modifications were needed. Using scientific reasoning, changes were made to help the cars move smoothly, to travel in straight lines rather than in a circle, and to maximize solar power. After trial and error, the cars were a success! Students also held races to see whose cars was the fastest.