One of the best ways to teach high school students about renewable energy technologies is to get hands-on by building working models. In this fun, engaging science program, high school students will learn how to build a wind turbine, solar oven, hydroelectric generator, biogas generator, electric vehicle or energy storage—so they can see firsthand how applied science is helping create a more sustainable future. This program also features lessons for middle-school students.

With curriculum resources for every province and territory, our lessons and detailed construction plans give you all the tools you need to spark interest in and engage your students with a hands-on experience of renewable energy technologies.

Launch Program


  • Hands-on application of energy sciences to engage students.
  • Detailed construction plans for building a model wind turbine, solar oven, hydroelectric generator or biogas generator.
  • A dedicated program website packed with information and advice for students.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other classes: shop students could create model parts, and food prep students could provide food for solar oven testing.

Dig Deeper

  • Challenge your students to go head-to-head with other kids across the country in GreenLearning’s annual Solar Oven Challenge. The goal: build, test and bake with a solar oven. Students can use our construction plan, or they design their own oven from scratch. The challenge takes place every May with winners announced in June. All entries are eligible to win prizes! Get more info on the contest here.

Education Material Downloads


Unit A. Wind Energy (4 files) [Download]
Unit B. Solar Heat and Electricity (5 files) [Download]
Unit C. Water Power (3 files) [Download]
Unit D. Biogas (2 files) [Download]
Unit E. Renewable Energy (4 files) [Download]


Curriculum Table [Download]
Curriculum Connections [Download]