STELR is hands-on
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: