Solar-Powered Learning

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Renewable and alternate forms of energy are just two of the topics Babylon Memorial Grade School sixth-graders are learning about through the school’s Environmental Engineering course.

The program, which was launched as part of the new “wheel of study,” focuses on the environment and the impact of pollution. Recently, after learning about sources of clean energy, the students had the chance to design and construct solar-powered cars. Using recycled materials, the students created bases for the vehicles – varying the length and width – before decorating the cars to their tastes and adhering solar panels.
The students tested the cars functionality within the classroom and will participate in a race this spring.