STELR Equipment

Students undertaking a wind energy investigation using the equipment in the STELR renewable energy kit.

Students undertaking a wind energy investigation using the equipment in the STELR renewable energy kit.

One of the outstanding features of the STELR program is its robust and enticing equipment packs which are the basis of the hands-on activities for the students.  Purpose-built equipment allows students to undertake both guided and open ended research. The Renewable Energy kits take students through the basics of electric circuits and energy transfers and transformations, leading into research on solar and wind electricity generation.  The equipment has been designed and developed in Australia specifically for STELR and is robust, simple and easy to use.

Collaborative and fun

Both students and teachers agree that the equipment is engaging and fun to use and some students enjoy the hands-on activities so much that they don't want the lessons to end. The collaborative nature of the hands-on activities fosters communication and helps to develop creativity, team-work, time-management and organisational skills.

A testimonial from a teacher who has used the STELR Renewable energy equipment:

Program used at Yr. 8 level this year. Staff enjoyed playing with the kits as much as students. Enabled lots of experiments to be conducted at school easily. Student engagement was improved, the kits look good and work really well. Stimulated lots of discussion about how to achieve experimental results using the kits. Staff felt comfortable using the kits as the explanations in the staff and student book were easy to understand and re explain to students. Easy to manage in the classroom with the segments in the kits. 250 students, 15 sessions on energy x 6 classes - nothing broken.....
— A teacher in Victoria