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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.
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:
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:
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.