Electricity & Climate Change
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.
transportation is an additional $20 each way, or pick up kit for free in Montpelier