The CSRC provides a checkout system of NEED kits (for free). Teachers that participate in the August workshops are provided stipends for their participation throughout the year.

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Scroll down to peruse all of the kits we offer, availability, and to view respective student & teacher workbooks. Respective teacher & student guides are linked on the right.  Included in the table below are the kits that the CSRC has in stock on a rotating basis. CSRC may invest in additional kits upon request, please consult the complete NEED catalog here.

Available Kits Appropriate Grade Kit Name Guides

 STEP1: Science of Energy provides introductory energy related topics that may be integral to higher numbered steps.

2 Primary (K-2) Primary Science of Energy  

Teacher Guide,

Student Guide

2 Elementary (3-5) Elem. Science of Energy  

Guide

 

2 Elementary/ Intermediate (3-8) Energy Works  

Teacher Guide,

Student Guide

STEP 2: Sources of Energy assigns each respective kit according to a particular renewable energy.

Sun
2 Primary (K-2) The Sun & Its Energy  

Guide

 

2

Elementary/ Intermediate

(3-5)

Wonders of the Sun  

Teacher GuideStudent Guide  

2

Intermediate

(6-8) 

 Energy from the Sun  

Teacher GuideStudent Guide 

Wind
2  Primary (K-2) Wind is Energy   

Teacher GuideStudent Guide 

2

Elementary/ Intermediate

(3-5)

Wonders of the Wind  

Teacher Guide, Student Guide

2

 Intermediate

(6-8)

Energy from the Wind   

Teacher GuideStudent Guide 

Water
2 Primary (K-2) Water & Energy  

Teacher GuideStudent Guide

2

Elementary

(3-5)

Wonders of Water   

Teacher GuideStudent Guide

2

Intermediate

(6-8)

Energy of Moving Water  

Teacher GuideStudent Guide

 STEP 3: Electricity & Magnetism are not necessarily more advanced, just provide related topics.

1

Primary (K-4)

Wonder of Magnets

Guide