Build more than 20 solar-powered models to learn about how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into mechanical Energy. Conduct experiments with the solar Cell to see how different placement angles, different light levels, different sources of light, and different loads affect its operation. Learn about solar power in a fun, hands-on way. This kit includes a unique single-piece solar motor that is composed of a photovoltaic Cell and an electric motor joined together in one compact unit. With this solar motor, you can power dozens of electric vehicles and devices. Build models including cars, trucks, planes, windmills, waterwheels, robots, and other vehicles. The 60-page, full-color experiment manual offers step-by-step illustrated instructions for the building projects and experiments. The building system is compatible with all of our other physics and construction kits.
Build 20 solar-powered models including cars, trucks, Planes, and Robots
Learn about solar power in a fun and hands-on way
Kit includes a unique photovoltaic Cell and electronic motor
Building pieces are compatible with all Thames & Kosmos physics and construction kits
New 2012 item – includes 60-page full-color manual
Build a realistic wind turbine to harness power out of thin air. Wind is one of the most promising sources of clean, renewable energy available today. Wind energy has been used for centuries to pump water and crush grain in windmills, and is increasingly being used to generate electricity to power our modern world. Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades. The blades are designed with complex aerodynamic curves to look and work like modern-day wind turbine blades. Conduct experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments to optimize its performance by adjusting the angle of the blades. Use the wind turbine to light up an LED and charge a rechargeable battery. Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the electric generator as a motor. Build three additional models with the parts included. During the experiments, you will learn the physics of force and motion as it applies to wind power technology. Learn how to measure and calculate the different forces acting on the rotor blades by breaking them down into vectors. Discover how the sun makes the wind, providing us with an endless source of energy. Read about different types of wind turbines and windmills, and how wind energy can be used to power homes and electric cars. The full-color, 32-page manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information.
Build a realistic wind turbine to harness power out of thin air.
Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades.
Conduct experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments to optimize its performance by adjusting the angle of the blades.
Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the electric generator as a motor.
Build three additional models with the parts included.