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Solar Power PLUS Kit

by Thames & Kosmos   Item#: 13922   5 star rating 2 customer reviews
List Price:$89.99
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This kit is a giant photovoltaic science lab. Build your own solar-powered creations and discover how solar cells generate electricity.  Assemble 22 models, including a scooter, locomotive, forklift, road roller, cement mixer, solar-wind sail car, crane, amphibious boat, motorcycle, trailer, elevator, oil tanker, maintenance car, solar car with clutch, street sweeper, backhoe, helicopter, twin-prop airplane, and cable car.

The two special solar panels in this kit each consist of three solar cells.  When linked together in series, they generate up to 3.0 volts of electricity in bright sunlight, producing power comparable to that provided by two AA batteries.  Two unique cradles hold either the solar panels or batteries, allowing you to switch out the solar panels for two AA batteries (not included), depending on the strength of the sunlight.  You can even use the solar panel to charge up your own rechargeable AA batteries.  The solar panels are adjustable, so you can position such that you can maximize their exposure to the sun to generate the most power.

Power the models you build with the solar panels outside on sunny days or indoors under a high-wattage incandescent light bulb.  Power your models anytime with AA batteries or even a combination of AA battery and solar panel.  The kit teaches basic concepts concerning solar energy, photovoltaics, and circuits, as well as problem-solving skills and creative thinking.  Makes a great gift for curious young minds!

Features:

  • Kit teaches basic concepts in solar energy, photovoltaics, and circuits, as well as problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • Full-color, 48-page instruction booklet gives step-by-step instructions for assembling up to 22 models
  • Excellent kit for the classroom or for teaching science in the home

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.


Age:
8 +
Box Size:
15.75 x 14.50 x 3.25 inches
40.01cm x 36.83cm x 8.26cm
Weight:
3 lb 10 oz
1.63 kg

Warning:
CHOKING HAZARD
Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating  Imagination unleashed
Peter H from Maine, Saco
My grandson and I spent an hour putting together a model, then he designed all sorts of models of his own( a tipping cow catcher) lnteracting with other gifts.

5 star rating  Lots of fun!
Becky A. from USA, Witchita Falls, TX
The models were a LOT of fun to build with my kids. Both my son and daughter were able to follow the manual relatively well, and I was surprised to see how much this piqued their interest. Definitely recommend it.


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