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Junior Solar Sprint

Junior Solar Sprint Minecraft Contest

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a Minecraft competition for middle school students to create the fastest, most interesting and best-crafted solar vehicle possible. 

 

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The US Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) awarded a grant to the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) to present the Junior Solar Sprint competition using one of the most popular programs, Minecraft: Education Edition. Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is a Minecraft competition for middle school (5th-8th grade) students to create the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted solar-vehicle possible.

Through this event, we ran live streams to help students grasp the basics of solar energy, physics and movement in vehicles; engineering design principles; and STEM skills like collaboration and communication from working in teams. Additionally, students will build technology and computer skills as they join the program online and through their computers.


How To Videos

Watch our past live streams to teach you how to build your components for your solar panel vehicle in Minecraft!

Solar Panel Build

Motor Build

Vehicle Body Build

Battery Build

JSS World Launch

Finals Race