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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Hydroelectric Power Kit

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Do your students understand hydroelectric power? With this hands-on, engaging STEM kit, they discover how emerging energies can change the way we develop and convert electric energy. Students observe a hand generator that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Student groups then design their own water wheel and compete with other groups to implement the most effective design. Materials are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

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$99.95

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Do your students understand hydroelectric power? With this hands-on, engaging STEM kit, they discover how emerging energies can change the way we develop and convert electric energy. Students observe a hand generator that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Student groups then design their own water wheel and compete with other groups to implement the most effective design. Materials are sufficient for 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.

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Components Qty Included?
Hand Generator 1 Included
Bulb Holder 1 Included
Plastic Tanks 8 Included
Funnels 8 Included
Tubing, 6 in 8 Included
Tube Clamps 12 Included
Foam Cups 8 Included
Plastic Lids 16 Included
Small Spoons 100 Included
Large Spoons 100 Included
Medicine Cups 48 Included
String, 200 ft 1 Included
Disposable Pipets 8 Included
Clear Adhesive Tape 8 Included
Straws 24 Included
Paper Clips 8 Included
Parafilm® Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Ring Stands with Clamps 8 Needed, Not included
Graduated Cylinders, 100 mL 8 Needed, Not included
Large Plastic Beakers 8 Needed, Not included
Metric Rulers 8 Needed, Not included
Scissors 8 Needed, Not included
Staplers (optional) Needed, Not included
Glue (optional) Needed, Not included
Water Needed, Not included
Carolina STEM Challenge®: Hydroelectric Power Kit 5 5 1 1
My students thoroughly enjoyed this activity! I used this product with my AP Environmental Science and IB Environmental Systems and Societies as a team challenge to build a working hydropower plant. They were thoroughly engaged and enthusiastic about it. I did not give them any preparation for it---just showed a diagram of hydropower plant that we used in class several weeks ago when studying about alternative energy resources. I made them take photos and videos of the finished project in action and we had a class competition. I added a few items to the box including rubber bands and thread. I am going to use it with my AP Summer Institutes so the teachers can try it! The kids left my room thanking me for having such a fun day! May 12, 2014
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Carolina STEM Challenge® Emerging Energies Series

Engineer excitement!Carolina STEM Challenge

These NEW kits for middle and high school environmental science offer:

  • Exciting STEM components
  • Fun, challenging activities for students
  • Easy implementation, even if you are new to STEM
  • Unique topics in emerging energies

Carolina STEM Challenge® Emerging Energies Series kits engage and inspire students with fun, real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format. Integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into your environmental science curriculum has never been more exciting or easier.

Carolina STEM Challenge® kits incorporate STEM components and focus on engineering concepts and practices in line with the Next Generation Science Standards. Student teams design, build, test, and compete in a cooperative-learning environment. This gives them the opportunity to strengthen their critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills and reflect on their entry’s performance and what they could do to improve it.

Carolina STEM Challenge® kits are easy to use, even if you are new to STEM. We designed each kit to include everything you need for classroom success:

  • Warm-up activity with background information
  • STEM design template and challenge
  • Notebooking and literacy extensions
  • Materials and instructions to support small design teams
  • Grading rubrics

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