Model Solar Design & Car Challenge Events

The SOLAR-ACTIVE solar cars/boats used in the Engineering A Better World and Solar Detectives Case Study are recommended by QCDA on the National Curriculum KS3/4 home page. The Inspired Engineering Curriculum Case Study states that in using these resources and educational method pupils have been helped to transfer knowledge and skills between different subject areas – providing the opportunity for x-curricular schemes for work.

See our kits pages for information on resources (i.e. solar car/boat, lorry, mini-water pump, hydro-foil and clock) – using our unique flexible solar cell that has significant output under diffuse light conditions.

Minsthorpe Community College used the resources to make learning and teaching enjoyable, foster enthusiasm and raise attainment in developing problem solving skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Solar Boat Challenge Report – Heron Way

The Hampshire Solar Challenge 2006

The Hampshire Solar Car Challenge 2003

Kent Solar Car Challenge 2004

North East Solar Car Challenge 2005

North East Solar Car Challenge 2008

Northamptonshire Solar Car Challenge 2003

Stenden University solar car case study

Madeley solar cars activity May 2016