Electricity & Climate Change

Grade Level

  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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In-depth kit for middle and high school students

Students explore science and human impacts on the environment in a hands-on, meaningful way. Dive into learning about electricity generation, renewable energy and climate science through demonstrations, discussions, modeling, and student investigations.

What's in the kit

  • Kit includes: Model wind turbine, model hydro generator, solar panels, lamps, materials to create simple circuits, LED bulbs, hand-crank generators, IR thermometers and more. Click here for the full Electricity & Climate Change kit inventory.
  • Kit can be broken up into five modules (request as many modules as you need).
    • Climate module
    • Electricity module
    • Hydro module
    • Solar PV module
    • Wind module
  • Full kit size: 6 large plastic totes and 2 box fans
NGSS Standards Addressed: Middle School

MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems. 

NGSS Standards Addressed: High School

HS-ESS2-4 Earth's Systems: Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.

HS-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. 

HS-ESS3-6 Earth and Human Activity: Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity. 

HS-PS2-5 Motion and Stability: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current. 

HS-PS3-3 Energy: Design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

MS-ESS3-5 Earth and Human Activity: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

MS-PS2-3 Motion and Stability: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.  

MS-PS2-5 Motion and Stability: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact. 

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