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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Passive Solar Design Kit

Item # 180962 Exclusive

Design and construct your own scale model vacation home to explore passive solar building and design techniques. Learn about the effects of insulation on heating, cooling, and thermal mass for regulating temperatures. Determine and experience types of real-world modifications to simulate optimal seasonal home heating and cooling requirements. This kit is designed for 12 lab stations of students working cooperatively in groups of 2 or 3.

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$77.25

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Design and construct your own scale model vacation home to explore passive solar building and design techniques. Learn about the effects of insulation on heating, cooling, and thermal mass for regulating temperatures. Determine and experience types of real-world modifications to simulate optimal seasonal home heating and cooling requirements. This kit is designed for 12 lab stations of students working cooperatively in groups of 2 or 3.

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Components Qty Included?
Polystyrene Pad, 8 × 8 × .5" 24 Included
Foam Pad, 9 × 12 × .5" 16 Included
Plastic Cup, 4 oz 12 Included
Aquarium Gravel, 5-lb Bag 1 Included
Cardboard Box, 8 × 8 × 6" 15 Included
Transparency Sheet 30 Included
1-Hole Rubber Stopper, #5.5 12 Included
Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Laboratory Thermometer (or temperature probe) 12 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 12 Needed, Not Included
Metric Ruler 12 Needed, Not Included
Glycerin (or liquid soap) 1 Needed, Not Included
Tape Dispenser with Transparent Tape 2 Needed, Not Included
Masking Tape (or duct tape) 2 Needed, Not Included
Timer (or watch with second hand) 12 Needed, Not Included
Incandescent Lightbulb (60 W or 100 W, in a gooseneck light fixture) 12 Needed, Not Included
Ring Stand (with a universal clamp) 12 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL 3 Needed, Not Included
File Folder 12 Needed, Not Included
Construction Paper (light color) 12 Needed, Not Included
Thin Sheet of Cardboard, 8.5 × 11" 12 Needed, Not Included
Beaker, 400 mL 3 Needed, Not Included


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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