The MudWatt is a fun, educational science kit which uses the natural microorganisms found within ordinary dirt to generate electricity! In the span of a few days, the unit's LED light will start to blink, powered solely by the energy created by bacteria found in your dirt. In about a week, you will be able to use the built-up energy from the bacteria to power a digital clock and thermometer, all without the assistance of batteries! You can experiment with different types of dirt (dry, wet, from a garden, taken from the forest, or a park) in order to ascertain which yield the most power, utilizing open-ended scientific investigation. You can also use the included Mudwatt app to track the growth of your bacteria population - as it grows, you will unlock chapters in the fun comic found inside the app. There are also a bevy of lesson plans and educational resources, making this kit totally compatible with classroom activities and science fairs!
This particular version of the Mudwatt kit contains everything you need to run a top-notch, highly detailed science fair project! That means you get the equivalent of 3 Core Kits, in order to run multiple tests simultaneously! Use dirt from a different source for each one, and develop a hypothesis concerning which dirt will produce the most power-generating bacteria, and see if the results match your assumptions! The kit includes 3 Core Kits, containing all the necessary anodes and cathodes, 3 Mudwatt vessels, 1 Hacker pack (the blinker and digital clock/thermometer), 1 pair of black nitrile gloves, 1 educational/instruction booklet, access to the app, and 1 Mudwatt Maxtracker, which is a multimeter that will give you highly accurate readouts of the maximum power and the health of your bacterial colonies.
Enjoy discovering the world of bacteria and energy with one of the most creative, interdisciplinary STEM instructional toys for the modern world, integrating microbiology, chemistry, and electrical engineering all in one kit! Makes a great gift.
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