CANTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voltree Power, Inc. has launched its new CircuiTree Bioenergy Science Kit for kids on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. The bioenergy science kit will provide aspiring scientists ages nine and up with an exciting way to learn about science behind tree power by conducting hands-on experiments, gathering data, and sharing it with other kids around the world.
“Engaging kids in science at an early age by providing tools to support teachers and parents is critical. Our goal is to inspire next generation scientists by getting kids out of the classroom with some real hands-on experience.”
CircuiTree provides the tools needed to assemble a bioenergy circuit that uses tree power to light an LED. Basic testing equipment includes a circuit box, voltmeter, leads, a ground spike, nails, a hammer, goggles and easy-to-understand directions. Additional options include the choice of a tool belt or a handy roll-up matt and a USB voltage logger to record data from the circuit.
CircuiTree also encourages kids to further develop their skills by using a range of scientific methods such as data collection and experimentation. With its free “CircuiTree Global Citizen’s Science Game App,” kids can share their data globally, and compete in a global race to see who can light the most LEDs. Through the CircuiTree Facebook social networking site, they can also provide thought-provoking ideas on how to enhance the circuit’s power and take it to the next level, and engage in related conversations with peers around the world.
“Our kids are growing up during a time of explosive growth in bioenergy and renewable energy science,” said Stella Karavas, founder and CEO of Voltree Power. “Engaging kids in science at an early age by providing tools to support teachers and parents is critical. Our goal is to inspire next generation scientists by getting kids out of the classroom with some real hands-on experience.”
Voltree Power aims to raise $35,000.00 on Kickstarter over 60 days to fund final design, provide educational outreach, manufacturing, initial production and distribution of its CircuiTree bioenergy kits.
CircuiTree’s brand name and logo were created by Anna Papalia, a 13-year-old Massachusetts student.
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About Voltree Power
Voltree Power leverages its patented bio-energy harvester as well as other energy harvesting technologies to provide practical, cost-effective and innovative sensing solutions for agricultural, environmental and natural resource preservation.