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Event: Build A Car Workshop Afternoon

Wednesday July 19, 2017
1:00 PM until 3:30 PM

Massachusetts 4-H Summer of Science Car Competition

Sponsored by the MA 4-H Science Program

Build a gravity car or a battery powered car - get started at the workshop at the Library! Choose the afternoon session 1-3:30 or the evening session 7-8:30.

Locations:  (See local fair book for further information)

August 26th Worcester County 4-H Fair in Spencer, MA

September 17th Cracker Barrel

New for 2017:

  • Two Designs to Pick from: gravity car or battery powered
  • Make-it Shop (Worcester County Fair Saturday from 10-2pm)
  • Workshop July 19th at the Medway Library  1-3:30 or 6-7:30

 Materials Needed:  *Starter kits available at workshop or make-it shop - $5 for basic car design and $10 additional for battery powered expansion pack and checks should be made payable to the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation.

Basic Car Design Goal:  Design a car to travel the furthest without going off course.

Battery Powered Car Design Goal:  Design a car using basic parts and recycled materials to travel the fastest under battery power using just 2–AA batteries. 

Along with speed, cars will be judged on best use of recycled materials, overall design, gear designs and creativity. The day of the event solar panels will be available after the race for participants to try converting their car to solar power if conditions allow it. (Panels are 267mm x 127mm x 3mm)


Basic Car Design (Gravity Car) – http://cdn.4-h.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/4-H-Robotics-Curriclulum-Clipmobile-Challenge.pdf 

Battery Power Car Design - (*Apeiron Institute has some resources to help in understanding gears, axles along with solar car specific resources  http://sustainableschools.apeiron.org/?page_id=58)

If you are interested in judging please contact Kim Pond, MA 4-H SET Liaison at kima@umext.umass.edu  or 508-831-1223 x114

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