Event: Junior Solar Sprint Division: 3-5
School: Buck Lake Elementary Team Size: 2

Sweet & Sugary

Team Members: Ali and Kaydence, 4th graders

Ali and Kaydence showing off Sugar Rush.

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!

Our Performance Video
We love sharing about our solar car!

I hope you enjoyed our presentation and learning about our solar car!

19 thoughts on “Sweet & Sugary

  • May 7, 2021 at 12:32 pm
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    It’s awesome,I really like candy also.

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  • May 5, 2021 at 11:00 am
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    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!

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    • May 6, 2021 at 9:31 am
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      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

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  • May 5, 2021 at 9:47 am
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    Ali and Kaydence,
    I am in awe! Your design is so cool. I am so glad you all worked so well as a team.
    Wallace Knight
    LCS Science Curriculum Developer

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  • May 5, 2021 at 9:33 am
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    I love the candy theme and think you did a WONDERFUL job on design.

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  • May 5, 2021 at 9:30 am
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    I think we did really good sometimes it went another direction but the at the end it went straight. Im so happy for us!

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  • May 5, 2021 at 8:56 am
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    I love the design and the name of your car

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  • May 4, 2021 at 2:28 pm
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    this is great! very cool design!

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  • May 3, 2021 at 9:49 pm
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    The car rolled very well. Good job presenting now I want some candy.

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  • May 3, 2021 at 4:38 pm
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    Wow! That car really moved!

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  • May 3, 2021 at 2:41 pm
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    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!

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  • May 3, 2021 at 12:35 pm
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    Love the design but now i want candy. Goes very fast

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  • May 3, 2021 at 12:23 pm
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    I really like the design with the candy and the bubly.

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  • May 3, 2021 at 12:19 pm
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    The car was awesome and very innovative, but it was kind of hard to see the yellow words

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  • May 3, 2021 at 9:03 am
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    Excited to see the car go and everything stayed in place! Impressive! Great job !

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  • May 3, 2021 at 8:54 am
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    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!!!♥️♥️♥️

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    • May 3, 2021 at 9:30 am
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      Great work girls! So cool I’m so impressed!

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  • May 3, 2021 at 8:54 am
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    Wow! Sugar Rush can really move and looks great too.

    Great job, Ali and Kaydence!

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  • May 3, 2021 at 8:45 am
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    Great job girls! Super proud of your hard work and problem solving abilities! Way to go!

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