Solar cars are a perfect introduction to any number of critical STEM disciplines. These include the engineering design process, gear ratios, renewable energy, electricity and solar panels, and basic electronics. The Solar Sprint competition integrates the classroom activity with a little friendly competition.

These resources have been collected from a variety of sources including STEM Pre-Academy staff, Hawai‘i middle school teachers, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, and others. And don't forget, we have solar panels and many other renewable energy kits and tools in the Toolkit for Teachers!