Building mini solar powered cars was the main focus of a two day STEAM camp at Liberty County High School.
At the LCHS’s Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math Camp students learned about building solar and battery powered cars. The camp was sponsored by Coastal Electric Cooperative which provided the kits for the project.
Students learned about experimentation with different parts, and the anatomy of a car crash.
“They’ve researched to determine what makes the car go faster, what makes it go slower, and so we have different groups taking different theories, using different size gears, different size wheels,” said camp teacher Brenda Harris, who teaches anatomy and environmental science. “A lot of it is to teach critical thinking skills, problem solving because this is what they’re going to get in the real world.”