Team Members: Ali and Kaydence, 4th graders
Ali and Kaydence showing off Sugar Rush.
Sugar Rush’s pulley system works by a solar panel getting the sun’s energy. Alligator clips attach’s the solar panel to the motor wich has a rubber band at the end that spins the wheel and axle so that the car moves. It is made of plastic corrugate, a solar panel, skewers, two medium and two large wheels, and most importantly lots of candy!
A problem we ran into was that the solar panel was not working but we were unsure of what was and what was not working so we changed motors several times, alligator clips once and finally we decided to change the solar panel and guess what? It worked!
Another problem we ran into was that the solar panel was falling off so to fix that we put the wires behind the sour patch kids box so that it was like a hook and would stay.
A complete view of Sugar Rush. It’s dimensions are 21 cm long, 20 cm wide and 41 cm long!
I hope you enjoyed our presentation and learning about our solar car!
19 thoughts on “Sweet & Sugary”
It’s awesome,I really like candy also.
What a great imagination you both have! I like that you problem solved and also had fun designing your sweet car! I especially love the passenger compartment. Good run in the sun too, congratulations and good luck!
Thank you, we love candy and soda so that’s what we thought of for our design. We had fun with our solar car and we hope the other’s had fun too. – Kaydence and Ali
Ali and Kaydence,
I am in awe! Your design is so cool. I am so glad you all worked so well as a team.
LCS Science Curriculum Developer
I love the candy theme and think you did a WONDERFUL job on design.
I think we did really good sometimes it went another direction but the at the end it went straight. Im so happy for us!
I love the design and the name of your car
this is great! very cool design!
The car rolled very well. Good job presenting now I want some candy.
Wow! That car really moved!
Awesome design! It makes me want candy so bad! And you are right about sugar rush it always has me running. And it moves SUPER fast! Great job!
Love the design but now i want candy. Goes very fast
I really like the design with the candy and the bubly.
The car was awesome and very innovative, but it was kind of hard to see the yellow words
Excited to see the car go and everything stayed in place! Impressive! Great job !
Omgoodness!! I am so impressed!!! I can’t believe it actually works and that these creative 4th graders were able to achieve the making of a solar powered car!!! WELL DONE ALI AND KAYDENCE!!!♥️♥️♥️
Great work girls! So cool I’m so impressed!
Wow! Sugar Rush can really move and looks great too.
Great job, Ali and Kaydence!
Great job girls! Super proud of your hard work and problem solving abilities! Way to go!