PVs in Action: Grades 4-5

Grade Level

  • 4-5
Elementary students gathered around solar panel

Explore and optimize solar electricity with photovoltaic panels

Turn your grade 4-5 students into solar energy experts. The PVs in Action materials kit includes everything you need to demonstrate and explore solar power right in the classroom. Looking for a PVs kit for older grades (6-12)? Click here.

What's in the Kit

  • Kit includes: Multiple 1.5v PV panels, low-heat, high-lumen LED worklights, battery and bulb kits, energy sticks, circuit- building materials (wire, switches, brass fasteners, nails, etc.), mini light bulbs, buzzers, mini LED bulbs, motors, visual voltmeters, and more.
  • Kit size: 2 medium totes
NGSS Standards Addressed

4-PS3-2 Energy: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-4 Energy: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

5-PS1-3 Matter and Its Interactions: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

3-5-ETS1-1 Engineering Design: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem

    $45.00

    $40.00 transportation is an additional $20 each way, or pick up kit for free in Montpelier