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By Angie Lobmeyer, Editing Coordinator
Are you looking for green educational resources? Pitsco offers many green kits that you can use in your classroom to explore
sustainable energy concepts. Through our greened initiative, we have gathered a number of kits that cover solar power, wind power,
hydropower, fuel cell technology, and maglev. Work with your students to learn hands on how important sustainable energy is.
With our solar power kits, you can show how the Sun can
be harnessed to run everyday items. Your students can power a
model home, cook a snack, or heat water.
The Sun Power House demonstrates how solar energy is
used in a home. It contains all the supplies needed to set up
and experiment with different materials. If you’re going to
be experimenting indoors, just add an infrared lamp and a
reflector, and you’re good to go!
With our Solar Oven Kit, each of your students can
learn how to build a solar oven by doing it themselves! They
will learn about the second law of thermodynamics while
making a small snack. Yum! This kit includes an activity
called “What’s Cooking?”
With the Solar H2O Kit, students can learn about another
application for solar energy: heating water. Students will see
how solar energy can reduce gas or electricity use in kitchens
With our other sustainable energy kits, you can demonstrate
how wind, water, fuel cells, and magnetism can power things
such as wind turbines and maglev vehicles.
The Hydro-Wind Education Kit combines fuel cells and wind
turbines to collect and create clean energy. Students can see the
energy created by using the Music Maker module.
The Eco-Wind Generator Kit is made of card stock, and each
student in your class can easily and inexpensively build one. See
how the power of the wind can light up a bulb.
With the MagLev E Vehicle Kit, demonstrate how
electrically charged maglev trains work. Students build their
own maglev vehicle with the included materials, and soldering is
Check out shop.pitsco.com and click the green education icon in the left navigation to delve into Pitsco’s green offerings (including kits,
videos, user guides, books, and so on) that will help demonstrate and promote green education within your classroom and school.