Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trip to Huntsville Space Center!

An exhibit in the Huntsville Space Center Museum

Huter Powell and Thomas Brown trying to land the virtual space shuttle

Allyson Parker, Hillary Colbert, Whitney George, Mrs. Turman, and Suzy Reese taking a quick picture before leaving the space center

Whitney George and Hillary Colbert showing off their matching Apollo 11 shirts!

Tyler Moore and Adam Chandler getting ready to rock climb

The students viewing the museums exhibits

Paul Isabell scaling the huge rock wall

Hunter Powell, Thomas Brown, and Adam Chadler taking a second to pose for the camera

Mrs. Turman taking a shot at landing the space shuttle

The girls visiting the gift shop.....imagine that!

This past Thursday, our electricity class and the solar car team took a field trip to the Huntsville Space Center! We explored the various exhibits in the museum and experienced the different rides ,including the G-Force and the Space Shot. We viewed an imax movie and visited the gift shop! We can't wait to come back next year!

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Members!

The guys goofing off with new member Adam Chandler!

Catherine Marsh posing between our first and second place trophies!

Elise Mobley getting ready to take Sundancer II out for a drive!

The new school year has brought about a few changes. We have recently added Adam Chandler, Catherine Marsh, and Elise Mobley to our solar car team! We are very excited about the new editions and expect great things from them!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Due to rain, we had to cover our car with tarps to protect our cells.

Taking Sundancer II (Classic Division) to the parade!

Sundancer I and II at historic downtown Houston.

Team captains Will Turman and Whitney George introducing the team.

Taking the cars back to the school in pouring rain!

This week at Houston, we are having our homecoming. Every year during this special week we have a parade and a recognition ceremony for the teams at Houston High School. We were very excited to be invited to participate and appreciate the recognition.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Solar Car Meeting!!

Team sponsor Donna Turman explaining procedures for the meeting

Time Out!

Huddle up!.....The girls planning a strategy to change the tire the fastest

The girls putting their tire changing strategy to use!

The guys racing to change the tire while being carefully watched by the girls

The guys working together to align the tires on SundancerI

We had planned to take a practice run at our meeting last night, but due to rain we had to stay inside and have our at meeting at the school. The meeting started off with a friendly competition between the guys and girls to see who could change a tire the fastest. Guess who won?......THE GIRLS!! Not really, but both groups had a succesful night and are still improving. Last night was the first meeting for our new team members Adam Chandler and Clark Carlisle. They proved themselves to be quick learners and hard workers.