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EnergyWhiz Olympics

Hydrogen model car using CDs for wheels

The EnergyWhiz Olympics is held annually at the Florida Solar Energy Center and is composed of the Junior Solar Sprint, Hydrogen Sprint, Energy Innovations and the Solar Energy Cook-off. The Junior Solar Sprint is a competition that challenges middle school students to design, build and race model solar cars. The Hydrogen Sprint is a high school competition that was developed to provide opportunities for students to explore hydrogen power with a hands-on design component and a multimedia presentation. Energy Innovations is a real world, full-scale photovoltaic design challenge for middle school and high school students. The newest addition is the Solar Energy Cook-off where 4th though 8th graders design and build solar cookers that are demonstrated.

Click here to view the online photo albums from the 2009 EnergyWhiz Olympics and below for a list of the winners.