Learn what it takes to develop a new, more efficient battery and solar panel. In the Get Energized! STEM Kit, students will test different materials and use their own data to help them construct a working rechargeable battery and solar cell using skills and techniques straight out of a CSU research laboratory.

Big Concepts include: 1) renewable energy; 2) batteries; 3) solar cells; 4) galvanic series; 5) polarity; and 6) photovoltaics.

Scientific Inquiry Skills include:  1) systematic testing of materials; 2) data collection and analysis; 3) use of multimeter and digital balance; and 4) use of science notebooks.

Get Energized! STEM Kit Tutorials

Get Energized! STEM Kit Resources

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Borrowing Get Energized! STEM Kits

There is no charge to educators who wish to borrow any of our STEM kits. Educators who are located in the Northern Colorado area and can come to the CSU Fort Collins campus to pick up the kits should complete the Local Pick-Up Loan Application. All other educators in Colorado should complete the Delivery Loan Application Form and the NSEOC will ship the classroom set of kits to you free of charge. Return loan application forms to Courtney Butler via email (courtney.butler@colostate.edu) or fax (970-491-7716).

Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. – John Dewey

Testing Battery Cells
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