Solar-powered cars created by CLIP students won competition

June 15 2019

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Solar-powered cars created by CLIP students get first places in competition promoted by the Oporto Environmental Education Centre. 

 

 

Uma corrida de carrinhos movidos a energia solar fechou as atividades da Semana da Energia e do Ambiente, que decorreu em vários dos Centros de Educação Ambiental (CEA) da cidade.

 

Intitulada "À Velocidade do Sol", a corrida realizou-se no CEA da Quinta do Covelo e faz parte do projeto com o mesmo nome, tendo esta sido a sua 10.ª edição. Promovido pelo Município do Porto e a AdEPorto - Agência de Energia do Porto, destina-se a alunos do ensino básico e secundário do concelho do Porto e o seu principal objetivo é a conceção e construção de carrinhos movidos a energia solar, recorrendo a materiais reutilizados.

 

É realizada uma corrida cronometrada entre os vários carrinhos, sendo então atribuídos prémios e troféus aos três carrinhos mais rápidos.

 

Desta vez, estiveram em prova 10 carrinhos originais, provenientes de quatro estabelecimentos de ensino da cidade. Após uma animada e renhida corrida, os carrinhos mais rápidos foram o Faísca Mc Queen (1.º lugar), a Pucca Cósmica (2.º lugar), ambos da Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore, e o Neo Bright (3.º lugar), do CLIP - Colégio Luso Internacional do Porto.

  

Relativamente à conceção, após avaliação de todos os carrinhos, o júri decidiu pela atribuição do 1.º lugar ao carrinho Neo Bright, do 2.º lugar ao carrinho Spidy Gonzalez, ambos do CLIP - Colégio Luso Internacional do Porto, e do 3.º lugar à Pucca Cósmica, da Escola Artística e Profissional Árvore.

Os carrinhos são avaliados por um júri, que atribui prémios aos três melhores no que diz respeito à conceção.

Solar-powered cars created by CLIP students won competition

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