Discover the power of the sun with this Thames & Kosmos Solar Mechanics Experiment Kit!
Build a racecar, excavator, solar fan, helicopter, windmill, waterwheel, and much more as you explore the power of the sun (also known as solar power). The unique single-piece solar motor inside, made of an electric motor and a photovoltaic cell combined, can be used to power dozens of electric vehicles!
This hands-on Thames and Komos Solar Mechanics Kit:
- demonstrates how solar cells convert energy from the sun (solar energy) into electricity (mechanical energy)
- explains how gears work
- describes what a driver gear is
- teaches curious minds about energy, torque, and transmission
- allows students to explore how different placement angles, different sources of light, different light levels, and other factors can impact how a solar cell works and operates
The full-color experiment manual offers step-by-step instructions for building over 20 different models that use a solar cell and motor. Inside the experiment manual, you'll also find information on how solar cells work, a history of solar cell technology, and pictures of real life solar vehicles.
Use this Thames and Kosmos Solar Mechanics robot kit to conduct experiments with a solar cell - either outside or inside using a fluorescent or incandescent bulb. This solar mechanics construction kit is an excellent STEM toy that includes over 50 building pieces for a wide variety of DIY building projects. You may need to provide a few additional items to complete some of the experiments, such as a desk lamp or sunlight.
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Note: This kit's building system is compatible with all Thames & Kosmos Physics and Construction kits.
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Solar Mechanics Experiment Kit
- 56-page instruction booklet
- 2 connector frames
- 21 connector rods
- 18 connector pins
- part separator
- 6 gear wheels
- 6 axles
- 4 wheels
- 1.5 V solar motor unit
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