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Stirling Engine Kit by Thames & Kosmos

by Thames & Kosmos   Item#: 13914   5 star rating 2 customer reviews
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The Stirling engine is a simple, clean and efficient energy technology that is quickly becoming a viable source of electricity as the availability of fossil fuels declines. Like a steam engine, a Stirling engine is a heat engine that converts heat energy into mechanical work, usually to drive a generator that then converts the mechanical energy into electricity. But instead of water and steam, the Stirling engine uses a permanently enclosed volume of gas, such as air or helium, to perform the mechanical work. We highly recommend this kit if you need to find an engaging way to introduce this alternative form of energy to your students!


  • Stirling Engine is a simple, clean and efficient energy technology that is quickly becoming a viable source of electricity
  • Like a steam engine, but instead of water and steam, uses an enclosed volume of gas to transforms heat energy into mechanical work
  • HOW IT WORKS: Parabolic dish collects sunlight --> heats up air in a glass bulb --> moves a piston up and down --> turns an electric generator --> charges a rechargeable battery --> powers electric car model
  • Full-color, 64-page manual gives clear and concise instructions and information on Stirling engines; 10 different experiments can be performed using kit
  • Requires 1 AAA and denatured alcohol for use (not included with kit)
  • Excellent kit for teaching about alternative forms of energy in the classroom, or for use as a science project

12 +
Box Size:
17.00 x 12.00 x 4.00 inches
43.18cm x 30.48cm x 10.16cm
2 lb 15 oz
1.32 kg

Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating  Fantastic Kit
MMarshall from USA, Boise, ID
Item was well beyond my expectations. We received it quickly, and the quality of the kit was superb. I had wanted to show my kids a unique example of renewable energy (we homeschool our children, and this was a great set for learning purposes).

5 star rating  Canada
Vic from Canada
The item is as expected. The delivery was unexpectedly fast.

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