A Colorado elementary school teacher has been recognized for her use of data-collection technology with her students.

Kathryn Eyolfson teaches her students at Coyote Hills Elementary about renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, using Vernier technology.

She’s had her students construct wind turbines using a kit, applying lessons about science and engineering.

Eyolfson was recognized at the National Science Teachers Association conference in Los Angeles on March 31  along with six others, including another Colorado teacher from Yuma High School, Amy Melby.

She was awarded $1,000 in cash and $3,000 in Vernier products.