Junior Solar Sprint

Ages:Middle School

Types:Tournament, Performance

Categories:engineering, Environment, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Nov 29, 2019 11:59pm
America/New_York

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) competition is administered by the Technology Student Association (TSA) with a grant awarded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).

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:

  • work with teammates in designing and building a solar car using STEM skills
  • race your car at a TSA state event or Army-hosted event
  • design your car in a creative way
  • participate and compete at the national TSA conference against many other teams from across the country
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: https://tsaweb.org/competitions-programs/junior-solar-sprint-(jss)

Managing Organization: TSA & Army Educational Outreach Program

Contact:
Sue King
sking@tsaweb.org
703.860.9000

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
5th through 8th grade students are eligible

Registration Closes
Nov 29, 2019 11:59pm
America/New_York

Overview

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) competition is administered by the Technology Student Association (TSA) with a grant awarded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).

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:
  • work with teammates in designing and building a solar car using STEM skills
  • race your car at a TSA state event or Army-hosted event
  • design your car in a creative way
  • participate and compete at the national TSA conference against many other teams from across the country
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: https://tsaweb.org/competitions-programs/junior-solar-sprint-(jss)

Managing Organization: TSA & Army Educational Outreach Program

Contact:
Sue King
sking@tsaweb.org
703.860.9000

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
5th through 8th grade students are eligible

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Nov 29, 2019 11:59pm
America/New_York