Solar CarOrder code: BDGSR
These solar cars have an adjustable 6V solar panel that provides power and interchangeable gears to adjust the torque.
The Solar Racer is powered by a 6V solar panel and a DC motor. Interchangeable gearing allows you to adjust the speed and torque. Personalise yours with wood stain or a nice paint job.
Suitable for: grades 4+
Build Time: 30 minutes
Explore efficiency by changing gears to alter torque
Have a solar car race!
Australian Curriculum: Technology (Design and Technologies)
Australian Curriculum: Science
Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
• 6V solar panel
• DC motor
• Chassis kit
• 2 gears
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Last edited 24th Aug 2023This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU190 - Physical Sciences - Energy Conservation - Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations
ACSSU229 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Motion - The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics
ACSSU097 - Physical Sciences - Electrical Circuits - Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources
ACSSU117 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Machines - Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object
ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
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