LOCAL science stars are set to show off their solar skills at Optus Stadium.
Year 6 students from Wembley Primary School and Year 8 students from Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) will be heading to the stadium tomorrow for the 2018 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge grand final.
The schools were given standardised solar car kits and curriculum-linked support materials, enabling students to build and race their cars.
Synergy chief executive Jason Waters said the challenge was an excellent way to excite students about science while educating them about the benefits of renewable energy.
“The Synergy Schools Solar Challenge teaches students basic engineering principles in a fun and interactive way and is a great initiative to help pique their interest in STEM subjects,” he said.
Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA) chief executive John Clark said the organisation was trying to address declining interest in STEM subjects, given so many jobs of the future would be technology-based.