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K'NEX® Education™ Investigating Solar Energy Set

Item # 955663 Exclusive

Grades 5–9. Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with K'NEX®. Learn how to convert the energy of the sun into electricity to power K'NEX® models. Builds 3 models, 1 at a time. Supports 2 to 3 students working as a team. Sunlight or a standard incandescent 60-W light source (not included) is needed. Contains 128 K’NEX® parts (including 1 solar panel and 2 motors), building instructions, and teacher's guide. Packaged in a strong storage tub with sturdy snap-on lid.



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Grades 5–9. Bring real-world, engineering problem-solving skills into your classroom. This set contains 128 K’NEX® parts, including 1 solar panel and 2 motors. Models that can be built and tested using this set:

  • Solar Car
  • Crank Man
  • Shuttle Ride

These models serve as an excellent way for students to examine the challenges of using renewable energy.

The teacher’s guide provides a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. Students are encouraged to build, investigate, and evaluate concepts, ideas, and designs. Both the teacher’s guide and building instructions are aligned with the following Next Generation Science Standards:

  • 4-PS3-4. Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
  • 4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Explore other renewable energy sources with the K’NEX® Education™ Exploring Wind and Water Set (item #955665) or the K’NEX® Education™ Renewable Energy Set (item #955660). The models in these sets offer hands-on learning opportunities and real-world engineering skills while encouraging scientific inquiry, investigation, and experimentation. K’NEX® Education™ inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem-solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action.

  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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