Photovoltaic Solutions "Shark-Tank Style"

Come up with a great idea and change the world for the better. Working in groups of three, learners apply their knowledge of photovoltaic systems to design a battery-powered electric vehicle capable of replacing gas-powered cars. They give a presentation to their classmates and to a panel of judges.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite some members of the community, such as engineers, to be judges for the presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the last of five installments in the Solar Transportation unit
  • Scholars must be familiar with content from the previous lessons
  • Familiarity with the TV show Shark Tank is beneficial but not absolutely necessary
Pros
  • Includes a rubric for the presentation
  • Promotes teamwork and creativity
Cons
  • None