Resources for Teachers

Insulation Station Kit

Multi-disciplinary educational resources.

The Insulation Station helps meet education goals using hands-on, group process skills. TEP offers the kit as a free program designed to help students learn about energy efficiency and making wise energy choices, as well as inspiring math skills. It is available to fourth-grade teachers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Insulation Station teacher training and classroom kits are available only to schools in the TEP service territory.

A Superstar Resource

The Science Olympiad, a talented and gifted style science competition, has been using Insulation Station kits for more than 10 years.

To assure maximum value from the program, TEP will provide training for teachers.

The laboratory format stresses observation, data collection, graphing skills, analysis of data, homework and concept development. This product promotes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modes. Some of the topics covered in the experiments include:

  • Efficient Heat Systems/Heat Pumps
  • R-Value
  • Heat Gain/Loss
  • Thermal Windows
  • Insulation
  • Water Heater Insulation

Kit Contents

    A complete kit includes the following materials:
  • 30 model homes
    • exterior wall
    • interior wall
    • foundation
    • ceiling
  • 30 plastic jars with caps – heating and cooling source
  • 1 teacher response card
  • 30 heat pump stickers
  • 1 bag of cotton batting – insulation
  • 1 student workbook – classroom copies only
  • 1 teacher's guide

Educational Standard Compliant

These highly acclaimed, hands-on science/math lessons have been peer reviewed by college education departments, school administrators and thousands of classroom teachers. The experiments in energy, conservation or heat units meet or exceed 21st Century Education goals.

This program can meet the current Arizona state math and science Standard:

Arizona Fourth Grade Math Standard
Arizona Fourth Grade Science Standard

Teachers can receive additional kits through TEP by returning the post-paid Teacher Response Card each year. Kits for classrooms with enrollments up to 35 are also available on request.

Sign Up for an Insulation Station Kit

Click the sign-up button to access the online sign-up form.


For maximum effectiveness, TEP provides a 30-minute individual training session before using the kit with students.

Please allow 10 working days.