Darwin High to Collect Climate Data
On Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September 250 Darwin High School students participated in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) Outreach Program. Presented by Flinders University the program is travelling to regional and outback centres with its dedicated solar car, Aurora Evolution. The team is sharing the message of how understanding and learning about STEM, (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) can lead to a better world,
Currently being rolled out to 10 schools between Adelaide and Darwin, our students will collect key weather data for Senior CSIRO Scientists. During the interactive activities students will learn how to use the collected data to monitor and predict performance results of the solar cars, including how far the cars will travel in a day, and when they are likely to arrive at the finish line.
The 2019 BWSC Outreach Program presented by Flinders University and supported by the CSIRO and past event winners, the Aurora Solar Car team, targets students as the next generation asking for a more sustainable future.
Students were treated to a first-hand preview of a working solar car, as well as a practical demonstration of solar forecasting and weather monitoring equipment.
Chris Selwood, BWSC Event Director said
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is an inspiring event that connects students of all ages to STEM learning. We are appreciative of the opportunity to encourage and engage schools with the world of STEM through our partners, Flinders University, and the CSIRO
Students had the opportunity to meet members of the Aurora Solar Car team and see a working solar car, the ‘Aurora Evolution’.