A fuel cell is an environmentally friendly energy production device that holds great promise for the future of energy, a viable alternative to fossil fuels that merits the investigation and attention it receives. Immerse yourself in the movement with this award-winning science kit, and build a model car that runs on hydrogen gas, using a unique reversible fuel cell which can split water in a process called electrolysis and also generate electrical energy. First, energy from sunlight is converted into electricity with the solar panel. The electricity separates water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. These gases are stored in separate tanks at the back of the car. Then, with the electric motor connected, the fuel cell combines the two gases to produce electricity that powers the motor, turning its wheels and driving it across the floor or table. The only by-product is clean water!
Set the car on the rolling display stand to keep it in place for demonstrations and experiments. A battery pack is also included to provide an alternate source of electricity. Learn about fuel cells and solar cells through experiments you can do on your own, in a classroom, for a science fair project, or with friends! Using the included digital multimeter, you can measure electric currents and voltages to further explore the operation and efficiency of the fuel cell.
The full-color, 64-page instructional manual provides clear step-by-step instructions and scientific explanations. Discover the possbilities fuel cells and other alternative energy sources afford, and try your hand at designing your own fully functional, racing, rip-roaring fuel cell car!
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Caution: Inside the fuel cell, small amounts of flammable gases are produced. Before you start the experiments, read the manual.
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