Solar Boat Challenge

As a continuation of the sustainability program through every year level at New Gisborne Primary School, students in Year 6 investigate, design, build and evaluate boats made from recyclable materials. The boats are solar powered with students investigating the differences in hull design (balance, weight, alignment and plane), circuit construction and power production differences between series and parallel circuits.

Students are then required to collate and compare time data of their boats in different conditions before racing either against their peers or surrounding schools. Boats which are successful in these events then have the opportunity to race at Scienceworks against schools from across the state in their annual event.



We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. We also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Kulin nation and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians present.

New Gisborne Primary School

239 Station Road

New Gisborne, Victoria, 3438

(03) 5428 2232

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