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.


  1. Really a very nice blog... The information about Island Energy Inquiry is so useful... Thanks for this..awesome blog

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  2. Thanks to all the Hawaiian support from the teachers and the many groups that we work with especially the Women In Technology Project.

    Please shoot me a note if you have any questions about KidWind or products. Thanks

    Chad Johnson - from the KidWind team