One Class at a Time Look Back: Richwoods High School

By WEEK Producer

August 28, 2013 Updated Aug 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Some Richwoods High School students got a hands-on lesson about alternative energy after their teacher won a One Class at a Time Grant.

Courtney Lee used her grant to help expand what she offers in her science class.

Ms. Lee wanted her students to have these remote control model cars.

Just one of those model cars costs about $200.

"First off, we talk about alternative energy. I think it's important for kids to be able to do hands-on activities and build their things rather than just us talk about them or lecture or use power point. As exciting as those can be that we really get them to touch and build things and it also gets kids some engineering experience, because that's a huge field," said Courtney Lee.

She also bought an inflatable solar system, a sun model, and a lego model of a solar powered windmill.