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Year 8 Synergy Solar Car Challenge

Year 8 Synergy Solar Car Challenge

Last week, the College welcomed the team from Channel 7 Today Tonight who filmed our Year 8 students as part of a news story on the Synergy Solar Car Challenge. Click here to view the story.

The 2017 inaugural Synergy Schools Solar Challenge is a joint initiative between Synergy and the Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA) that enables Year 6 and Year 8 students to build and race solar-powered standardised kit cars against other schools in semi-finals before a grand final in April.

Newman College is one of many participating schools which has been resourced with solar car kits and curriculum-linked support material to help teachers deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) learning outcomes around solar energy throughout the term.

The project is all about getting students excited about science and this initiative is a fun way for students to learn STEM skills which are vital for Western Australia’s future.

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