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!
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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.
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