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K'NEX® Education™ Exploring Wind and Water Energy Set

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Grades 5–9. Explore 2 major sources of rewable energy—wind and water—and learn valuable engineering skills. Focus on wind power, hydro power, hydroelectric energy generation, and efficiency. Builds 6 models, 2 at a time. Supports 2 to 3 students per team. Includes building instructions and teacher's guide. In the hydro lessons, the strong storage tub with snap-on lid is used extensively as a water container. Pitchers, funnels, and bottles to hold, distribute, and measure water are needed but not supplied.



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Grades 5–9. Bring real-world, engineering problem-solving skills into your classroom. This set contains 288 K'NEX® parts. Hydro units require equipment such as pitchers, funnels, and bottles to hold, distribute, and measure water. The following models can be built and tested using this set:

  • Grist Mill
  • Hydro Car
  • Hydroelectric Generator
  • Sail Car
  • Shuttle Ride
  • Wind-Powered Water Lift
  • Windmill

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™ Investigating Solar Energy Set (item #955663) or the K'NEX® Education™ Renewable Energy Set (item #955660). K'NEX® Education™ models offer hands-on learning opportunities that encourage 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. Aligned with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) standards.

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