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Tired of teaching the same old material? Have an abundance of unmotivated students? Being pressured to develop an interdisciplinary program? Searching for a program that other teachers and administrators will notice? Need some positive moments?
SEARCHING FOR AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THAT OFFERS:
Community and professional involvement?
All of these aspects and more are developed within the Electrathon program while students work as a team to achieve a common goal. Connecticut formalized an Electrathon series beginning in late May or June of 2001. I hope that you and your school elect to join this exciting educational program. This program offers schools a great opportunity to integrate subject matter in a meaningful way. Students become active participants in their education and learn to work cooperatively.
The goal of Electrathon is to provide a learning experience that will build public awareness of the capabilities and potential of efficient electric vehicles. Developed around specific rules designed to keep cost down and competition high, these unique vehicles offer an opportunity and challenge to experiment, learn, and compete.
OBJECTIVES OF ELECTRATHON
- To drive an electric powered vehicle as far as possible on a closed circuit course for one hour, using a limited electrical supply.
- To provide a forum where skill and ingenuity may be displayed.
- To provide public awareness and understanding of efficient electrical vehicles.
The bar has been raised! I hope your students are up to the challenge. Start your students on a path they will remember for a lifetime. The sooner you start, the more rewarding your program will become.
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