Save the Snails Kit 

$615 + 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)
  • Lump of anthracite coal (1)
  • Wind generator demo (1)
  • Energy ball (1)
  • Hand Crank Generators (2)
  • Doorbell (1)
  • Gear train demo (1)
  • Block of wood and mallet (7)
  • Digital multimeter (7)
  • Open case motor (1)
  • Tube and marbles (1 set)
  • Magnet wire (1 spool)
  • Sandpaper
  • Nylon ribbon (7)
  • Neodymium magnet shake tube (7)
  • Shake tube generator demo (1)
  • Hair dryer (1)
  • 3oz cups (100)
  • 6-quart plastic storage boxes (7)
  • Set of assorted gears, mounts, clips, dowels, etc. (7)
  • Motor assemblies (7)
  • ​Set of assorted LEDs (7)

Save the Snails

STEM Teaching Kit

An Introduction to Electrical Generation and Energy Transformations


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Save the Snails challenges students to engage with energy literacy, and the understanding of where electricity we use in our daily lives comes from. The power plants that dot our landscape are black boxes to so many. Something like coal  or water or uranium or natural gas goes in, and magically, electricity comes out. Black boxes  can be dangerous items in science and technology if the privilege that comes with understanding  the workings inside the box is held by only a few. In this curriculum, students design and build a light that runs on gravity alone. They learn about electromagnetic induction, what happens inside power plants, and how they can build their own electricity generator.

Extra Classroom Kit 

$260 + shipping

Design lesson materials for one additional class of 28 students working in groups of 4 


  • ​6-quart plastic storage boxes (7)
  • Set of assorted gears, mounts, clips, dowels, etc. (7)
  • Motor assemblies (7)
  • ​Set of assorted LEDs (7)