This blog is a website to provide ongoing support to all teachers in their implementation of the Island Energy Inquiry Curriculum shared in teacher workshops throughout Hawai'i.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Energy Kit Materials - Where to Order...! What to Buy...!

Aloha Teachers,

Some of you have been asking where to order Energy Kit supplies for your schools. Below is list of some of standard kit items we purchase. We get most of our supplies from – which was founded by a teacher BTW!

Prices fluctuate and shipping costs are not included on the attached sheets, so check their website and/or call to recheck everything. They are very helpful. They take Purchase Orders or credit cards. You can order directly from their website, however, I find it helpful to call and talk to a person. Re shipping, they can email or fax you a Quote with Estimated Shipping costs, then send an invoice with the exact shipping cost after the order is filled.

Kidwind – Tel. 1-877-917-0079

They are located in Minnesota so it’s a 5 or 6 hour time difference, depending on Daylight Savings Time.

If you find any other great vendors or kit items, please share!
Good luck!

Basic Turbine Plus* - Windmill (*A newer model of the PVC Wind turbine we used to order)

5 Volt Solar Panels*
$13 each; $55 5-pack; $115 10-pack

Green Science Solar Science Kit*
$12.25 each

Solar Thermal Kit* (for Lending Library)
$50.00 each

Extra Blade Materials*:
Balsa Wood Blades
100 Balsa Sheets for $80.00

Plastic Cardboard Blades (white)
100 Sheets for $60.00

1/4" Wood dowels
200 Dowels for $15.00

**Prices do not include shipping. Also, prices may fluctuate and models may change. Check website or call vendor for current info.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Diana Warren on Bytemarks Cafe Wed. 5/11!

Clean Energy iPad App will be offered FREE! Wed. and Thurs. in celebration of this event

What: Radio Interview: Women in Technology's Diana Papini Warren on Bytemarks Cafe, Hawaii's premiere radio show and technology-related matters.

When: Wednesday, May 11, 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: KIPO Radio 89.3 or Maui KIPM – 89.7.

Hosts Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa will talk to Diana about the Clean Energy iPad App and Island Energy Inquiry teaching in the State of Hawaii. Farrington High School teacher, Diana Tom-Ogata, will also appear!

SPECIAL OFFER: The Clean Energy iPad App will be available for download FREE! all day Wednesday 5/10 and Thursday 5/11 in honor of this exciting event.

Go to: iTunes:

Podcasts available at

Friday, May 6, 2011

Island Energy Inquiry Leadership Seminar

An Energy Inquiry Event for Education Professionals

With Science Teacher PD Facilitation Responsibilites

DATES: 6/6, 6/21, 7/19, 8/23 (Hybrid Course)
FACE to FACE: Monday 6/6/11 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Malcolm Training Center on the Island of Maui*
MEDB, 1305 North Holopono Street, Suite 5 Kihei, HI 96753
*Travel Stipends Available

ONLINE: 6/21, 7/19, 8/23 3 Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Public & Private School Education Professionals Encourged to Apply

***Apply online Today****
Deadline - May 15, 2011

For more information contact Diana Papini Warren at or 808-270-6804