FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center is excited to coordinate the South Florida EnergyWhiz Expo serving student teams from Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties! Get your creative students registered for this solar energy expo to participate in two renewable energy themed events: Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) and Solar Energy Cook-off (SCO)! The South Florida EnergyWhiz Expo is all about showcasing solar energy and creative kids. Each school may send up to two teams per event, per division.
Upper elementary and middle school students (grades 3-8) are invited to design, build and race Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) cars. The small model cars - powered entirely by solar energy and steered by wires - are built as team efforts guided by teachers. Each team will be judged on craftsmanship, innovation, and race time performance. Vehicle races will take place on the JSS track until winning teams for each division are determined.
Pre -Register for JSS Here and Join The Fun!
The Junior Solar Sprint is open to all Florida students in grades 3-8. Race teams are to be made up of two to four students with at least one teacher/mentor/sponsor. After registering, the adult sponsor will need to provide additional information about your teams and upload their signed liability waivers at https://gsrp.wufoo.com/forms/z4oia4h18r0fos/
*Note - South Florida EnergyWhiz will be following state competition rules except with a variation in student divisions. We will be having two divisions: Grades 3-5 & Grades 6-8 (team divisions are based on highest grade level of your team members)
Watch the video describing the Junior Solar Sprint program which includes footage of actual races and students discussing the design and construction of their vehicles.
The Solar Energy Cook-off is a solar cooker competition for students in grades 3-8. Students working in teams of two to six students, design and build solar cookers that are demonstrated to a panel of judges. At the Solar Energy Cook-off, teams demonstrate the performance of their solar cookers by creating an original dish of food for the competition. Awards are given in each student division for the Best Cooker Design and Top Solar Chefs.
Pre -Register for SCO Here
and Join The Fun!
After registering, the adult sponsor will need to provide additional information about your teams and upload signed liability waivers at https://gsrp.wufoo.com/forms/z4oia4h18r0fos/
*Note - South Florida EnergyWhiz will be following state competition rules except with a variation in student divisions. We will be having two divisions: Grades 3-5 & Grades 6-8 (team divisions are based on highest grade level of your team members). High school division is only available at the state level. However, HS teams are eligible to showcase at this local event for feedback prior to state competition.
The South Florida EnergyWhiz Expo is a precursor to the state competition that is at the Florida Solar Energy Center (Cocoa, Florida) in May 2019.
View the Event Flyer
For an event overview, watch the EnergyWhiz video from the state level.
For more information about EnergyWhiz, please contact Alicia Torres.