evGrand Prix Classroom Curricula

The outline below contains lesson plans and presentations covering a variety of ways to incorporate your go-kart into the classroom.
Please reach out to Stuart White at white152@purdue.edu with questions or comments.

Unit 1: Program Introduction

During this Unit students will be introduced to the evGrand Prix program. Students will complete a series of learning activities designed to provide a background for subsequent learning  and participation in the evGrand Prix program. Students will learn about basic electric vehicle history and means of operation. Students will learn about the rules for participating in the academic challenge and specific competition go-kart build requirements. Students will create a concept sketch of a proposed electric go-kart and refine their concept karts through peer evaluations. Students will complete the parent permission form as a first step in participating in the evGrand Prix program

Unit 1: Program Introduction Unit Overview

Unit 2: Marketing, Funding and Sponsorship

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Unit 2: Marketing, Funding and Sponsorship Unit Overview

  • 2.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 2.2 – Investigations
  • 2.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 2.4 – Karting Activities
  • 2.5 – Additional Resources
  • 2.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 3: Safety Training

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Unit 3: Safety Training Unit Overview

  • 3.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 3.2 – Investigations
  • 3.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 3.4 – Karting Activities
  • 3.5 – Additional Resources
  • 3.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 4: Project Management and Documentation

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Unit 4: Project Management and Safety Unit Overview

  • 4.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 4.2 – Investigations
  • 4.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 4.4 – Karting Activities
  • 4.5 – Additional Resources
  • 4.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 5: Physics of evGRand Prix Go Kart Racing

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Unit 5: Physics of evGrand Prix Go Kart Racing Unit Overview

  • 5.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 5.2 – Investigations
  • 5.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 5.4 – Karting Activities
  • 5.5 – Additional Resources
  • 5.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 6: Engineering Basics

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Unit 6: Engineering Basics Unit Overview

  • 6.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 6.2 – Investigations
  • 6.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 6.4 – Karting Activities
  • 6.5 – Additional Resources
  • 6.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 7: Mechanical Systems

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Unit 7: Mechanical Systems Unit Overview

  • 7.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 7.2 – Investigations
  • 7.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 7.4 – Karting Activities
  • 7.5 – Additional Resources
  • 7.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 8: Electrical Systems

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Unit 8: Electrical Systems Unit Overview

  • 8.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 8.2 – Investigations
  • 8.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 8.4 – Karting Activities
  • 8.5 – Additional Resources
  • 8.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 9: Go Kart Mechanical Setup

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Unit 9: Go Kart Mechanical Setup Unit Overview

  • 9.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 9.2 – Investigations
  • 9.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 9.4 – Karting Activities
  • 9.5 – Additional Resources
  • 9.6 – Assessment Tools

Unit 10: Go Kart Electrical Setup

The purpose of this unit is for students to prepare their electric go kart for participation in any evGrand Prix karting event, including the the evGrand Prix World Championship. During this unit students will build upon their prior knowledge of Electrical Systems (e.g., Unit 8) to

  1. complete the final assembly of their competing evGrand Prix go kart
  2. troubleshoot the evGrand Prix go kart electrical system
  3. set up and manage the Alltrax Motor Controller
  4. manage battery runtime.

The assembled electric go kart will be the platform on which all learning takes place in this unit, with students conducting all hands-on activities on the go kart itself (from unit 9), and drawing upon prior knowledge gained while building their Micro-Kart (Units 6-8). Then deliverable will be the successful completion of a competitive evGrand Prix racing event. Students will be working with electrical components, hand tools, multimeters, and a data collection device as they engage in activities designed to teach critical concepts, develop important skills, and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of electrical systems.Unit 10: Go Kart Electrical Setup Unit Overview

  • 10.1 – Lesson Plans
  • 10.2 – Investigations
  • 10.3 – Background Information and Activity Sheets
  • 10.4 – Karting Activities
  • 10.5 – Additional Resources
  • 10.6 – Assessment Tools

Heritage Christian High School:
Cole Ochstein, Solomon Perry, Cole Trent, Elijah Clark

Clinton Prairie High School:
James Jarrell, Emily Jones, Owen Lloyd, Braiden Fingerle, Cody Criswell, Klyer Kozuch, and Coach Joe Walker

CP High School Motorsports

February 2019 Top kart USA Workshop
This workshop covered mechanical setup, driver’s training, rules updates, and Spring series information.