McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program

Lending Kits: Sustainable Energy

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Explore the how's and why's of energy in these alternative energy inspired kits, with a special focus on Solar Energy.

Kits have lesson plan binder and most materials to execute lesson plan. They also include additional resource information (books, references, etc.).

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Primary Kit (Grades K-2)

Sustainable Energy - Primary Kit
Contents: Lessons:
  • Solar Oven (2)
  • Radiometer (2)
  • Solar Electric House Kit (3)
  • Solar Robot #1376
  • Solar Science Cars (2)
  • Solar Balloon (2)
  • Thermometers (12)
  • ComEd Kill-a-Watt
  • Nature Print Paper
  • UV Beads
  • Books - Using Coal and Gas, Using Air, Saving Energy
  • My Light by Molly Bang

 

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Elementary Kit (Grades 2-5)

Sustainable Energy - Elementary Kit
Contents: Lessons:
  • Solar Oven (2)
  • Radiometer (2)
  • Solar Electric House Kit (3)
  • Solar Robot #1376
  • Solar Science Cars (2)
  • Solar Balloon (2)
  • Thermometers (12)
  • ComEd Kill-a-Watt
  • Nature Print Paper
  • UV Beads
  • Science of Imagineering (Disney DVD)
  • AC/DC Electric Circuit Game
  • Dream Machines book
  • Energy Fun - learning activities book

 

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Intermediate Kit (Grades 6-8)

Sustainable Energy - Intermediate Kit
Contents: Lessons:
  • Solar Oven (1)
  • Radiometer (1)
  • Solar Electric House Kit (1)
  • Solar Robot
  • ComEd Kill-a-Watt
  • AC/DC Electric Circuit Game
  • Science Projects in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency book
  • Technology book

 

Add-Ons

Add-Ons are simply more involved hands-on resources that a teacher might like to "add on" to their unit or their rented kit.

Air + Water Power Energy from the Wind Power Kit
Air+Water Power Pneumatic-Hydraulic Engines Kit
Thames & Kosmos
Energy from the Wind Power Kit
Thames & Kosmos
addon-photo Wind Power 2.0

Energy from the Wind
NEED Project

Wind Power 2.0 Kit
Thames & Kosmos
Power House Kit addon-photo
Power House Kit
Thames & Kosmos
Science of Energy Kit
NEED Project

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Sustainable Energy Request Form

To request any of the items in our SUSTAINABLE ENERGY unit, please complete the form below.

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Chose which SUSTAINABLE ENERGY KIT you would like to borrow. You may select more than one kit.

Chose which SUSTAINABLE ENERGY KIT you would like to borrow. You may select more than one kit.

If you would like to borrow ADD-ON items, you may select them below. You may choose more than one item.

If you would like to borrow ADD-ON items, you may select them below. You may choose more than one item.

The following BOOK BUNDLE is also available for borrowing. It includes:

  • Biodiesel Power by Lyle Estill
  • Biodiesel Growing and New Energy Economy by Greg Pahl
  • Have Fries Will Travel by Linda K. Hempel
  • Energy Fun: Integrated Learning Activities for Grades K-3 by National Energy Foundation
  • Core Chemistry Fuel and the Environment by Denise Walker
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