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Solar car races teach teamwork, physics

Saturday's overcast sky would have boded ill for the annual Texas Solar Car Races if the Northside Independent School District, which has organized the event for 14 years, hadn't had a solution on hand: batteries.
Each 1-foot-long, solar-powered car was outfitted before the races with a battery pack to compensate for the clouds. And, for the Carlos Coon Elementary Solar Flash team, the weather might have accounted for their first-place finish.

“We connected the solar panel and the battery to put the energy together and give it more,” said Cinthia Ramirez, 10, one of three students on the Solar Flash team, pointing to the foam-and-tin-foil car with CDs for wheels.


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