Solar Powered 4th Grade!

The 4th grade has been learning about energy transformations (going from one form of energy to another).  Students discovered that in order for a solar-powered toy car to work they needed solar energy which transformed to electrical and then to mechanical energy.  They learned that if one of those types of energies were missing, it would NOT work.

The students were tasked with building a solar powered toy car making sure all those energies were able to be shown by making sure all the pieces were put together and connected properly.  They had to make a hypothesis before they tested their car.  Students were able to test their toy car in the sunlight.  The 4th grade experienced many successes and challenges with this experiment like any scientist would!