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3- 5

STEM in Action® Solar House Design Challenge

Physical Science: Solar Energy Build conceptual understanding of energy conversion

Students explore energy conversion and design a passive solar house based on criteria and constraints. By using critical thinking, communication, and collaboration to build a passive solar house, students prepare for essential skills of the 21st century. Students work through the Engineering Design Process – to learn the value of rethinking and supporting multiple solutions.

STEM in Action modules are the easy-to-implement PreK-5 solution for integrating science, math, literacy, and engineering skills into real-world problems. These modules focus on the Engineering Design Practice which is a critical component of NGSS, state standards, and national initiatives. The materials are teacher friendly and all come in an easy-to-store box.

STEM in Action is endorsed as Accomplished in the national STEMworks database.


  • Total of 150–300 minutes of instruction time broken into 30–60 minute blocks
  • All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity
  • Aligned and written to standards
  • Helpful how-to video

* Refills available. Contact Customer Service or your Educational Consultant

What’s Included:

  • Student Activity Books (6)
  • Teacher Guide with
  • blackline masters
  • Reusable model solar houses
  • Flooring materials: brick, tile, and slate
  • Clip-on lamps with light bulbs and stands
  • Digital thermometers
  • Timer
CHOKING HAZARD! Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to
Grade Level 3, 4, 5
Item # 79614
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