(San Mateo, CA) May 4, 2016 – To foster an interest in learning about renewable energy in students ages 7 and up, REcharge Labsis launching two new activity kits – Solar Cork Boat and Solar Fountain at the Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA. The company will showcase the new kits in booth #54654 during Maker Faire Bay Area from May 20-22, 2016.
“As I was developing the kits, I intentionally incorporated materials that were familiar and accessible, like modeling clay and cork,” said Asia Ward, Co-Founder of REcharge Labs. “Incorporating materials that are easy to find and lend themselves to the engineering design process allows teachers and parents to use the kits multiple times with their students.”
When developing a wind or solar renewable energy kit, REcharge Labs works with a network of national educators to test the activities in a variety of educational settings. The included activity guides are aligned with national standards, and are scaffolded, making them flexible for multiple age groups. The Solar Cork Boat and Solar Fountain kits are the newest additions to the REcharge Labs renewable energy kits line.
The Solar Fountain and Solar Cork Boat kits were tested at Activate, a weekly Saturday maker-like event at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). During the event, Ryan Ouradnik, the SMM instructor who facilitated the activity, stated, “These activities are extremely engaging for children of all ages and while running this event, we had a long line of students waiting to participate.”
About REcharge Labs
REcharge Labs generates resources for learners to creatively explore wind and solar power. REcharge Labs seeks to engage and inspire today’s students to become the innovative renewable energy leaders of tomorrow by offering effective hands-on learning activities and kits, teacher professional development, online engineering design challenges, and curricula. REcharge Labs also provides community outreach to partnering companies, energy developers, museums, state agencies, and more. For more information, visit rechargelabs.org.