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The Solar Car Challenge

This London Engineering Project paper, from Royal Academy of Engineering, describes the stages of setting up the Solar Car Challenge as a 12-week themed activity. Students were asked to work in groups to create and customise cars to make them faster and bespoke. Work on the project was completed during after-school science and engineering clubs.

Each team was assigned a ‘solar car mentor’ who was also a LEP Ambassador to guide students through the project but also to assist and motivate stsudents as they were building their models. Mentors visited teams every week or every other week, depending on how much support teams required.

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