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Solar Car RAYCES Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about solar cars and rayces. Explore these links to find information about solar car components and their specifications. Meet teams of famous solar cars and learn about competitions and winners. Includes historical overview, photographs, and videos.

Grades

  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

Links

Learn goals of the American Solar Challenge rayce and its new edition in 2005. Click on the "2005 North American Solar Challenge" to read official information about a rayce in July of 2005. Use links at the left to view photographs from the previous rayces.
Learn about the Dell-Winston solar car rayce. Click on the "Photos and Video" link on the green background at the left to view video files from 1999 to 2004 rayces. Click on the "Solar Racing History" link on the red background at the left to learn the history of solar car rayces and how this modern development is related to inventions of XVIII century. Includes photographs of old solar cars. NOTE: The reading level is for older students. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about the World Solar Challenge competition. Click on the "2003 Event" link to find records of average speed and distance covered by cars during the rayce. Select the "Event History" link to learn how and why this competition was established.
This movie describes the use of space technologies in the Dutch solar car Nuna. The car participated in the World Solar Challenge rallies in Australia. Select a link with appropriate Internet connection and a player at the right to view a movie.
Select the "Race Update from Australia" link to read a journal of the Tesseract's competition. Scroll down the page and click on the "Past Projects" button to learn about models participated in other rayces. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
This is official web site of the Phaethon 2004 solar cars rayce in Greece. Select the English version of the site and explore links at the top to learn about the event, program, and participants. NOTE: The site has a link to a forum.
Learn how solar cars shells are built. Select images to enlarge them.
This page has links to many photographs from building a solar car to its competition in rayces.
Read the article about solar car rayces and learn about their contribution into science, technology, and protection of environment. NOTE: The site includes ads.

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