Renewable Energy Kits & Games

The following is a list of suppliers of renewable energy kits, games and materials, with examples of what they offer.

American Educational Products, 401 W. Hickory Street, P.O. Box 2121, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522 (800) 289-9299. 3-D Puzzle Solar Plane, Solar House, Solar Cell, Solar Energy Kits

Ampersand Press, 750 Lake Street, Port Townsend, Washington 98368 (800) 624-4263 AC/DC: The Electric Circuit Game. Ages 8 and up

Elenco® Electronics, 150 Carpenter Avenue Wheeling, Illinois 60090 (847) 541.3800

Fabulous Resources for Energy Education (F.R.E.E.) is a unique program at the University of Northern Iowa that offers free kits and products to Iowa educators, which are also available for purchase by those outside the state, with quantity discounts provided. These include: Best Blade Kit, Energy Educator’s Kit, Geared Wind Turbine Kit, Junior Wind Turbine Kit, Solar Car Kit, and Solar Panels. Visit their online store for more information: 

Fat Brain Toys, 16909 Burke Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68118 (402) 504-6218

KidWind, 2010 E. Hennepin Avenue, Building 2, Suite 101, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413 (877) 917-0079.

National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project’s Solar Curriculum Kits, Resource Catalog and Planning Guide Click on “Shop.”

National Geographic’s Online Store

Online Science Mall, 6433 Courtyard 153, Pinson, Alabama 35126 (205) 853-2711. Variety of solar products, searchable by “solar energy,” including Thames and Kosmos kits.

Scientifics Direct Online Store has a number of solar energy kits listed under the “Alternative Energy” category. These include: Physics Solar Workshop, Solar Deluxe, Solar Lab 1.0, Solar Power Kit to Build Photovoltaic Vehicles, Solar Power Plus Kit, Solar Electric Kit for Science Fair Projects, Solar Electricity Kit, Sun Tracker Kit, and Solar Energy Rescue (The Magic School Bus Science Series):

Solar Cookers International 1724 Eleventh Street Sacramento, California 95814. (916) 444-6616. Free download of Solar Cookers: How to Make, Use and Enjoy (See Books for Teachers & Parents).

Solar Made, 2807 North Prospect Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907 (719) 635.5125 (800) 246-7012. Mini solar panels

Studica, Inc. 2326 Lockport Rd. Sanborn, New York 14132 (716) 731-9070. Sells a wide range of educational solar energy products. Provides discounts for educators and nonprofits:

Thames and Kosmos, 301 Friendship Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903 (401) 459-6787 / (800) 587-2972. Thirteen categories of science kits, including: Alternative Energy and Electrical Science