Model Solar Vehicle Challenge

Past Event: 18 October 2014 to 19 October 2014

Model Solar Vehicle Challenge
Model Solar Vehicle Challenge
Source: Museum Victoria

See primary and secondary students race their vehicles and see who is the ‘fastest under the sun’.

The challenge is a competition for teams of school students to design and build model cars and boats that are powered only by sunlight. Students then race their vehicle against those of other teams.

Cars are made using materials including carbon fibre, aluminium and balsa wood. Boats are made using many different materials including foam, plastic bottles and vacuum-formed plastic.