Students will work in teams of two and share the roles of builder and interpreter. The aim is to build an environmentally friendly vehicle that combines wind, solar, and direct drive control. The program uses the popular robotics model Jet Racer which can change between different power sources. By completing the incursion students will get hands on experience with how electricity can be generated, current flow, and series versus parallel circuitry. Additionally, they will have had to consider the advantages and disadvantages of each power source in terms of efficiency, cost, availability and impact on the environment.
Incursion Duration: 2 hours
Additional requirements for this incursion: None
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