Solar Powered Car Activity Kit

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Design and build a solar powered car that travels in a straight line when outdoors in sunlight! This kit, for 2-3 youth, includes a solar panel, motors, and car parts for you to design, test, and repeat the process.  

Check out this website with tips and tricks about the activity, for additional activities, and for more information about solar energy! 

This challenge is the perfect activity for an ice-breaker, in-service day, or after school session, and can be used as an introduction to STEM education.

Grades 4-12. 

Are you interested in learning more about the curriculum, straight from the author and a 4-H educator? Watch a webinar all about the curriculum, available here.


Included in this kit:

  • 1 Activity Guide
  • 1 Solar Panel
  • 1 Motor
  • 1 Vehicle Base
  • Assorted gears, axles, dowels, and wheels
  • 1 Motor Adapter Pin
  • To be provided by facilitator: Tape or glue, scissors, straws, and beads or other spacers