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Solar Sprint

              Lebanon Middle School 
                Solar Sprint Team 

                     Meetings each Monday, 2:40-3:40 pm, room 315

                                   RACE DAY - Thursday June 1.

        Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is an annual competition coordinated by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering.  Students are supplied with solar panels, electric motors and other basic materials from which they design, build, test and race solar powered cars. As teams, students work to  create the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. The objective is to build a solar powered car that can sprint the 20 meter (65 foot) track in the shortest time.  Cars are judged for speed, style, and design.

All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join this year’s team.  The team will meet each Monday, after school, from 2:40 until 3:30,  in room 315. Students can arrange to take the late bus into Lebanon after the meeting. These meetings will involve some “lessons” or problem solving activities as well as the time for design, construction, testing and redesign of a solar powered car.

All students need to have a signed permission slip. We also need signed co-curricular forms and medical cards before students can begin any work.  

              Thank you for your support.


 For more information, 
stop by Rm. 315, call 448-3056, Ms. Groveman's homepage


Did you know?   
 It takes 40 acres of ancient forest 
(that is 98 tons of buried plant material) 
to produce 1 gallon of gasoline.         
 This limited resource will not last much longer. 

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