Students: 11 – 16 year old, boys and girls
Box Hill High School, Melbourne
Parkview Primary School, Melbourne
Syndal South Primary School, Melbourne
Overnewton College, Melbourne
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (outdoor northern lawns)
Tuesday 11 October 2016
10.30am – 2pm: Student team pursuit 1
Wednesday 12 October 2016
10.30am – 2pm: Student team pursuit 2
Thursday 13 October 2016 – OPEN TO PUBLIC DAY
10:30am - 11:30am: Student Presentation, Exhibition Hall Auditorium
12:00pm – 2pm: Student team pursuit 3
OPEN TO PUBLIC DAY – Free to attend if registered in advance – registration will open soon.
For over 25 years, the Model Solar Vehicle Challenge has provide a fun way for school students to apply their science, maths and technology studies to learn about solar energy and energy efficiency. It introduces them to the excitement of engineering design. building and racing cars or boats which are powered only by the sun.
The solar cars race on a 50 m oval track and if the sun shines, reach speeds of the order of 25 kph at the finish line with less than 10 watts of available power.
A car pursuit will be run on the grassed lawns outside the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as part of the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. It is an opportunity for teams to test their cars on the pursuit track and have a look at some of what other teams have been working on.
Parents and the general public are welcome to come and watch on the Open to Public Day on Thursday 13 October 2016 and to also visit the huge international display of the latest transport technology that is taking us towards our goal of zero road fatalities. Free to attend if registered in advance
Observers of one car team stated “it was clear that this task had a considerable amount of emotion attached to it. The excitement was really quite electric. It would be hard to imagine students becoming excited over something like making measurements to confirm ohms law…”
Enquiries: Marcus van der Velden, ITS 2016 Schools Program Coordinator
Top competitors from each Australian state along with overseas teams are coming to Melbourne to compete at our local science museum, ScienceWorks on Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 October 2016 for the Australian-International Model Solar Challenge.
Visit the website for further information: www.modelsolar.org.au
On demand, on-line access to the ITS 2016 recorded sessions now vailable. Click here to find out more.
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Australia to host the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne from 10-14 October 2016.
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