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Save the Penguins Kit 

$545 + shipping

Re-usable equipment and consumable materials for four classes of 28 students working in groups of four


  • Hardcopy of curriculum in binder (1)
  • 6 quart plastic shoe boxes (28)
  • Black tote bin (1)
  • 3oz white plastic cups (7)
  • Set of play money (1)
  • Slim 12 penguin ice cube trays (2)
  • Plaster of Paris penguins (7)
  • Digital instant read thermometers (14)
  • 8.5" 150W clamp lamps (7)
  • 60W incandescent bulbs (7)
  • Wool sock (1)
  • Cotton sock (1)
  • Plastic tray (1)
  • Metal tray (1)
  • Flexible aquarium thermometers (2)
  • Metal teaspoons (7)
  • Plastic teaspoons (7)
  • Cardboard demo house (1)
  • Digital timers (7)
  • 20ml oral syringe (1)
  • 500g/0.1 g digital scale (1)
  • Roll of heavy duty aluminum foil (1)
  • 20" x 26" sheet of Aluminized Mylar (1)​
  • ​Consumable Materials Kit (1)

Save the Penguins

STEM Teaching Kit

An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer


Save the Penguins challenges students to investigate the impacts of climate change. As the Earth warms and ice melts, penguins lose habitat. Penguins need to stay cool in a warming world. One way we can help is to use less energy at home for heating and cooling. This can lessen the impact on global climate change. Energy efficient houses that minimize unnecessary heat transfer will draw less electricity from the fossil fuel burning power plants and not contribute as much to global warming. Students test materials and them use the results to design and build and test a dwelling for a penguin shaped ice cube, who represents our need to stay cool in a warming world. Save the Penguins is a great introduction to engineering, the design process, scientific inquiry, and the science of heat transfer.

Consumable Materials Kit 

$75 + shipping

Consumable Materials for four classes of 28 students working in groups of four


  • Jumbo cotton balls (200)
  • 3/8" x 2.5" mini craft sticks (75)

  • 3" x 3" white paper squares (180)

  • 3" x 3" black paper squares (60)

  • 3" x 3" green paper squares (60)

  • 3" x 3" red paper squares (60)

  • 3" x 3" white foam squares (144)

  • 3" x 3" black foam squares (48)

  • 3" x 3" green foam squares (48)
  • 3" x 3" red foam squares (48)
  • ​3" x 3" white felt squares (144)
  • 3" x 3" black felt squares (60)
  • 3" x 3" green felt squares (60)
  • 3" x 3" red felt squares (60)
  • 3" x 3" bubble wrap squares (160)
  • 3" x 3" heavy aluminum foil squares (192)
  • 3" x 3" aluminized Mylar squares (192)
  • 14" x 22" poster boards (28)