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Clinton schools partner on solar cars

Clinton Public School District Clinton Public School District
CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Seventh-graders at Clinton Junior High recently got a glimpse into the engineering program at the Clinton High School Career Complex.

“My engineering students have been building their own solar powered hydrogen fuel cell car,” said instructor Justin Odom. “We have built, tested and modified to make them all work.”

Students in Jason Woodcock’s seventh-grade science class walked to the CHS Career Complex to learn about the cars and how they were made.

“My students explained to them how it all worked as well as how they geared their car, either for torque or speed, and gave them a demonstration,” Odom said.

The goal, he said, is to show how clean energy can be used for everyday things, such as hydrogen instead of a fossil fuel.

“This kind of hands-on learning is central to what we do in our engineering program,” said CHS Career Complex Director Brett Robinson. “The collaboration with CJHS was mutually beneficial; the high school students reinforced what they learned in class by teaching it to others, and the junior high students were engaged in a real-world science and technology demonstration.”

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