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Mineola Students Race Solar Powered Cars

Sixth graders construct alternate-energy racers as part of science class.

Sixth-grade students at had the opportunity recently of constructing solar-powered cars as part of their end-of-year unit on energy.

After researching designs, students were given a kit from which to construct a basic solar-powered car, but were able to add their own tweaks based upon the results of their research.

Groups were given 4 days to construct the mini-vehicle, and vie for the opportunity to compete at the Junior Solar Spring competition, held at the Cradle of Aviation.

As a result of their hard work, Team Mineola took first, second and third place against 21 teams from across Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk at the Junior Solar Sprint competition on May 21.

Eileen Lusardi May 22, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Way to go Mineola....amazing job by our students!
Mary Kate Kern May 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM
You go Mineola 6th graders!! Super job!

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