STELR Sustainable Housing Investigation

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This series of videos show how to use the STELR sustainable housing packs to teach about heat transfer.

This STEM education resource is designed to engage students in learning about heat transfer by convection, conduction and radiation as well as the thermal properties of matter. It uses the context of designing a low energy home to explore these concepts. The inquiry-based and hands-on learning program engages and challenges both students and teachers. Career profiles encourage students to understand the use and influence of science.

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This resource is best suited to Year 9 Physics students but can be modified for use in Years 7-10 and senior secondary investigations.

Biologist and science communicator, Lee Constable uses the STELR Sustainable House kit to investigate the impact of blade angle, blade length and the number of blades on the power generation.

Watch along from home or school, analyse results and complete the activities, even if you don’t have access to the equipment.

You can find more equipment kits and STEM remote learning resources at STELR.

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Years: 7


Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional – Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Physical Sciences – Energy



STELR is a ready-to-use STEM resource that is hands-on, inquiry-based, and in-curriculum.

Most importantly, it shows students that science and maths are relevant to their lives.


STELR aims to increase student enthusiasm for and engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) subjects, and provides career profiles which highlight the study pathways necessary for jobs in STEM-related industries.


STELR has produced more than 20 curriculum modules comprising over 280 lessons, 100 hands-on activities, 30 career profile videos and 80 written career profiles. Many modules are supported by kits of Australian-designed and manufactured equipment to facilitate inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on, problem-based learning.


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