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Fuel Cell 10 Kit

by Thames & Kosmos   Item#: 13442   5 star rating 3 customer reviews
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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!


  • Build a model car that runs on water – uses solar energy to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen
  • Recently updated 10th anniversary model includes a re-designed model car, multi-meter, solar panel and manual; also includes a rolling display stand and battery pack
  • Perform 10 experiments with 40 building pieces
  • Includes full-color 64-page manual
  • Requires 2 AA batteries for use. Batteries not included.
  • Solar powered electrolysis with a 75 watt incandescent bulb produces approx. 1.7 V at 0.7 amps – use sunlight for best results
  • Parents’ Choice Gold Award

Peace of Mind Guarantee
Rest assured-- when you buy this quality Thames and Kosmos product, you will be able to enjoy it for years to come. If there are any missing or broken pieces we will replace them for free for you. If you lose or break any parts, we will replace them for you. All replacement pieces and refills for chemicals are available directly from Thames and Kosmos anytime! Quality lifetime support with every kit.

Caution: Inside the fuel cell, small amounts of flammable gases are produced. Before you start the experiments, read the manual.

10 +
Box Size:
17.25 x 12.00 x 4.00 inches
43.82cm x 30.48cm x 10.16cm
3 lb 10 oz
1.63 kg

Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating  Hydrogen - the new fuel of the future.
John from Adelaide, Australia
This is the third car cell I have bought - 1 for grandson - we had great time putting it together & we learnt a lot plus one 4 myself and 1 for a very clever friend who is building a commercially viable real vehicle.!!! (Patented ) ( please note Mr Musk! )

5 star rating  Outstanding Set of Projects
from Mandeville, LA
Of all my son's Christmas presents, this is the one we keep turning and working with. The number of projects involved make this not just another put it together and sit it on a shelf type. It has also been the foundation for a lot of conversations about "alternative" energy, its uses and limits. I can't say enough about this kit.

5 star rating  Excellent science project (wouldn't call it a toy per se)
Mark Chapman from USA, CA, Mountain View
We bought this for my daughter's science fair project and it went really, really well. The manual was very detailed with both how to do the experiments and the science behind them. Although it was for school, she got really absorbed in messing around with the different activities in it. This isn't just a toy, and I don't think younger kids could do this without adult supervision, but absolutely outstanding for science projects.


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