Buchanan County Conservation Energy Games

Fontana Park, Buchanan County

Friday, April 26, 2019

Students in grades 4-12 from area schools and home schools will compete in three categories at the annual Energy Games. When registering, please use the drop down FAMILY option and then list team members and category entering under Family/Team name.

Solar Car Races will include stock solar car and open solar car categories - stock cars are those built using a single kit available from UNI FREE program (schools can borrow or buy kits, individuals can buy kits); open cars are those built using materials in addition to one kit or from multiple kits. Solar Cars will register on site at 9:30 am with competition to begin at 10 am.  Solar cars will race on a slight uphill grade in a southeast direction on a concrete sidewalk. Race distance is approximately 20 feet.

Solar Ovens built by students must be able to accommodate a pint canning jar.  Each team will be provided with a jar with one cup of water.  Ovens will register on site at 9 am.  Ovens will be placed on a concrete surface and participants will all place their jars at the same start time.  Winners will be determined by the greatest rise in temperature of the water at the end of the sjudging period.  Temperatures will be determined by a laser thermometer.

Wind Turbine categories will include pinwheel turbine (blades folded from a single piece of material) and "kabob" turbine (individual blades attached to a central hub) categories.  Materials are available from UNI FREE program (schools can borrow or buy kits, individuals can buy kits) or KidWind online. Each Turbine must be mounted on a PVC pole, have a motor from the UNI kit with wiring accessible to attach to a meter, and be able to fit inside the testing wind tunnel (20 inches in height) while in a PVC stand. Wind Turbines will register on site at 12:30 pm and competition will begin by 1 pm.  Turbines will be tested at the highest fan speed and winners will be those that generate the most power. 

Winners in all categories will receive an individual medal and a trophy for the school.

Solar car pull

To Register

Register Online

Please list names of participants by team (a team can be 1-3 individuals working together)

What

Buchanan County Conservation Energy Games

When

Friday, April 26, 2019
9:30 AM

Where

Fontana Interpretive Nature Center
1883 125th St
Hazleton, IA 50641
Sondra Cabell - 319-636-2617
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Category

Programs