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Save the Ferrets Kit 

$575 + shipping

Re-usable equipment and design lesson materials for one class of 28 students working in groups of four


  • Hardcopy of curriculum in binder (1)
  • Black tote bin (1)
  • 9V battery and holder (7)
  • Play dough (7)
  • Roll of heavy duty aluminum foil (1)
  • Small plastic plates (7)
  • Small neon bulbs (7)
  • Copper nails (14)
  • Zinc nails (14)
  • Jumper Wire with alligator clips (14)
  • Plastic cups (7)
  • Ream of card stock
  • 8" PVC pipes (7)
  • Swatch of wool fabric (7)
  • 1F capacitor assembly (1)
  • Small bottles of mineral oil (7)
  • Wind turbine demo (1)
  • Hand crank generator (2)
  • Hairdryer (1)
  • 5.5V solar panel assembly (2)
  • 8.5" clamp lamp (1)
  • 150W incandescent bulb (1)
  • Q-Tips (30 pack)
  • LCD clock assembly (7)
  • Card stock ferrets (42)
  • Black jumper wire with 8 nodes (7)
  • Red jumper wire with 8 nodes (7)
  • Yellow LEDs (35)
  • Red LEDs (35)
  • 6-quart plastic storage boxes (7)
  • Storage box lid with 1F capacitor, rocker switch, and potentiometer circuit (7)

Save the Ferrets

STEM Teaching Kit

An Introduction to Circuits, Capacitors, and CAD



Save the Ferrets asks students to engage with electricity to learn about capacitors and alternate ways to produce electricity in order to create a town that runs "off the grid." Students learn about how power plants and power transmission wires disrupt natural environments, and how communities can generate and store their own electricity locally. Capacitors can be used to store electricity generated by wind, solar, and human-powered energy. This curriculum is truly STEM as it targets the scientific concepts of electrical charge and electric circuits, the technological concept of Computer Aided Design, the engineering concepts of problem solving and design under constraints, and the mathematical concepts of geometric shapes. How can we live in a world with endangered species such as the Black Footed Ferret in a way that protects them but serves our needs as well?


Extra Classroom Kit 

$275 + shipping

Design lesson materials for one additional class of 28 students working in groups of four


  • ​Card stock ferrets (42)
  • Black jumper wire with 8 nodes (7)
  • Red jumper wire with 8 nodes (7)
  • Yellow LED (35)
  • Red LED (35)
  • 6-quart plastic storage boxes (7)
  • Storage box lid with 1F capacitor, rocker switch, and potentiometer circuit (7)