Science comes to life for 3,000 students through creation, compe - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Science comes to life for 3,000 students through creation, competition

From car races to egg drops, science came to life for 3,000 middle and high school students in Memphis on Friday. (Source: WMC Action News 5) From car races to egg drops, science came to life for 3,000 middle and high school students in Memphis on Friday. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

From car races to egg drops, science came to life for 3,000 middle and high school students in Memphis on Friday.

University of Memphis' Engineering Day allowed students to get creative, design something, build something, and then compete. 

One of the events was the "A-blazing race," which required kids to use household items, a solar panel, and a battery to build the fastest car.

Brendan Jackson, an eighth grader at Cordova Middle School, built a "Cougar Pawd," and while it didn't win the race, he learned something much more important.

"Engineering is probably one of the best jobs you can find," he said. "You can't do everything alone. You also learn teamwork."

Beverly Perkins, who works with MLGW and helped make the solar car competition possible, said the students also learned that science can be fun.

"To get kids not only excited about engineering, but also about renewable and solar energy," she explained.

Copyright 2016 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly