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Clean Energy Science Kits Encourage STEM Interest

Clean Energy Science Kits Encourage STEM Interest

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Considering that the future of clean energy and sustainable living sits squarely on the shoulders of our children, it’s important to not only encourage their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, but to also put tools in their hands that can give them a taste of real-world applications.

One great way to do that is by giving them a clean energy science kit, such as those offered by KidWind.

From wind power projects and parts to solar and fuel cell projects, KidWind has a great selection of hands-on kits that can not only teach children the theories and science behind these clean energy sources, but can also get them experimenting with scaled-down versions of technology that is behind the renewable energy revolution.

The Advanced Wind Experiment Kit exposes kids to the concepts of wind turbine technology, including blade design, gearboxes, airfoils, and generator design. The kit can be used to generate electricity, to pump water, or lift weights, and while it’s geared toward kids in grades 7 through 12, it’s by no means only for older kids. KidWind also offers a basic wind experiment kits, mini turbines, and other parts and accessories so you can put your own kit together for lots of wind-powered learning.

For teaching children about solar power, KidWind offers both solar electric kits and solar thermal kits, which introduce them to two different methods of using the sun’s energy to meet our needs, from electricity to hot water. Fuel cells are also an up and coming method of clean energy generation, and the hydrogen fuel cell car kit is a great introduction to the science and application of hydrogen-powered vehicles. To introduce the concepts behind electrical generators, KidWind offers both generator parts and kits, including wire, magnets, housings, and more.

Educators can take advantage of KidWind’s curriculum and teaching modules for introducing kids to wind power theories and experiments, and the site offers plenty of ideas and videos for teaching clean energy concepts.

Instead of buying them another game or gadget, perhaps it’s time to give kids a step up in their clean energy education with one of these kits from KidWind.

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