Junior Solar Sprint

Ages:Middle School

Types:Tournament, Performance

Categories:engineering, Environment, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is an educational program for 5th through 8th grade students with the goal of creating the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted solar-vehicle possible. Students have the opportunity to participate in JSS through TSA chapters, Army hosted locations and middle schools across the country or through their middle school!

Supported by the US Army since 2001, Junior Solar Sprint offers resources to empower teachers, mentors, and other community members to engage 5th-8th grade youth in the designing, building, and racing of model solar cars. Through JSS, students develop teamwork and problem solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on STEM skills to build the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. JSS challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork.

During JSS students will:

  • design, build and race solar powered cars using hands-on engineering skills and principles of science and math,
  • develop teamwork and problem solving abilities,
  • investigate environmental issues,
  • and gain hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills
JSS is designed to support the instruction of STEM exploring topics such as alternative fuels, engineering design, and aerodynamics.

The JSS is conducted in a double-elimination tournament bracket where students must race their cars and the ones who win each race move on to the next round.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: Junior Solar Sprint

Managing Organization: TSA & Army Educational Outreach Program

Contact:
Sue King
sking@tsaweb.org
703.860.9000

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Middle School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is an educational program for 5th through 8th grade students with the goal of creating the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted solar-vehicle possible. Students have the opportunity to participate in JSS through TSA chapters, Army hosted locations and middle schools across the country or through their middle school!

Supported by the US Army since 2001, Junior Solar Sprint offers resources to empower teachers, mentors, and other community members to engage 5th-8th grade youth in the designing, building, and racing of model solar cars. Through JSS, students develop teamwork and problem solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on STEM skills to build the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. JSS challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork.

Process

During JSS students will:
  • design, build and race solar powered cars using hands-on engineering skills and principles of science and math,
  • develop teamwork and problem solving abilities,
  • investigate environmental issues,
  • and gain hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills
JSS is designed to support the instruction of STEM exploring topics such as alternative fuels, engineering design, and aerodynamics.

Criteria

The JSS is conducted in a double-elimination tournament bracket where students must race their cars and the ones who win each race move on to the next round.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: Junior Solar Sprint

Managing Organization: TSA & Army Educational Outreach Program

Contact:
Sue King
sking@tsaweb.org
703.860.9000

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Middle School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.