Want a STEM project with sustainability to drop into your school program?
An engineering challenge with real results
The Victorian Model Solar Vehicle Challenge is an engineering competition undertaken by hundreds of students across Victoria, from Year 1 to 12. Students design and construct their own vehicle, be it a car or boat, powered only by the sun! They learn real skills in design, engineering, troubleshooting, sustainability and teamwork. The final vehicles are highly optimised machines with surprising power. The best designs will go on to compete in the Australian International Model Solar Challenge (AIMSC), against the greatest from across Australia and Taiwan. Past competitors have found a passion in design and engineering and have gone on to study in these fields at Deakin, RMIT, Monash and Swinburne Universities.
When you run this at your school you can cover a full array of STEM content: Numeracy, Design, Applied Mathematics, Measurement and Geometry, Number and Algebra, Electric circuits, Forces and motion, Energy and motion, Design and much more.