Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity which gets young people enthusiastic about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car.The schools race in one of 3 age categories – Formula Goblin (9-11 years), Formula 24 (11-16 years) and Formula 24+ (16-25 years).
The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. At current rates there are simply not enough students choosing STEM-related paths to meet the global demand.
VEX IQ is aimed at students in years 5-9 and VEX EDR is for years 9+. Students learn and use all aspects of STEM to problem solve and work as a team.
Formula 1 in Schools
Your team is challenged to design, construct and race the fastest Formula One Car of the future.Powered by compressed air cylinder the students have to use CAD to design the car, then make and test the car before competing in regional heats to get to the national and hopefully international finals.
Bloodhound - Race for the Line
Using a foam block to start, students design and make a model car to race against others.Students need to use all of their STEM skills as they need to make the car as aerodynamic as possible to win the race.
CREST awards are the flagship programme for the British Science Association and are designed as enrichment activities and inspiration for young people aged 5-19.
Covering all Key Stages the challenges are levelled appropriately and can be used both as curriculum resources and as part of a STEM Club.