March 2015 Recipients
Te Puke High School received $6,460 for ten STELR kits which are part of a science programme designed to educate students about renewable energy. The school aims to include real world situations into all of its junior subject areas, such as sustainability and environmental issues.
STELR is a hands-on, inquiry based, in-curriculum programme designed for Year 9 and 10 students, on the theme of renewable energy. A range of directed and student-designed practical investigations with the kits are an integral part of the programme.
The kits will help teachers introduce young people to alternative energy sources encouraging their interest in maintaining or improving New Zealand’s natural environments through technology.