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Power House Science Kit (Household Experiments with Renewable Energy)

Manufacturer: Thames and Kosmos

Model Number: 625825

Recommended Age: Ages 10 and up

Availability: In stock

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Warning: Choking Hazard

Shipping Weight: 2.38 pounds

Model Number: 625825

Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 14.6 x 21.3 inches

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Sustainable Living in the 21st Century
Human civilization's energy consumption is growing. At the same time, the harmful environmental impact of our energy usage is becoming apparent. A massive global effort to adopt renewable energy and use our resources more sustainably has begun. To live sustainably, we must use Earth's resources at a rate at which they can be replenished, and thus provide for future generations to live as we have.

With this kit, you can learn about alternative energy and sustainable living by conducting 100 experiments and building energy related models. Build the Power House and then conduct experiments in and around the house. Learn about energy-efficient construction materials and passive house design. Experiment with heating, cooling, conduction, convection, and insulation. Investigate earth's climate, the water cycle, and that inexhaustible power plant in the sky: the sun. Test passive solar collection methods with a solar collector. Hook up a photovoltaic solar panel to generate electricity from sunlight. Build wind turbines to extract energy from the wind. Construct a greenhouse and learn about the energy conservation tricks used by plants.

Power House provides a comprehensive overview of the many forms of alternative energy, and makes environmental protection and energy conservation issues tangible with hands-on models. The 64 page, full-color experiment manual provides instructions, scientific explanations, and energy-saving tips.

The best part about Thames and Kosmos kits are the detailed color instructions which guide you step by step through the experiments while educating you at the same time about the subject matter. These are simply the best science kits on the market and are a favorite in our household!

About Thames and Kosmos:
Thames & Kosmos (T&K) was founded in 2001 with the mission of improving science education by publishing high quality science and technology educational products for children of all ages. T&K places an emphasis on teaching concepts and skills through hands-on modeling of real world devices and processes, and by offering comprehensive reading materials for a rich learning experience.

T&K is headquartered in Providence, RI and operates as the exclusive North American distributor for the science kit line of T&K's partner company, the German publishing house Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH. Kosmos has an existing line of high quality science kits that T&K translates, rewrites, and distributes in the English language. T&K started designing its own line of science kits in 2005. T&K currently offers more than 60 science kits in thirteen categories: Chemistry, Physics, Alternative Energy & Environmental Science, Technology & Electronics, Biology, Earth Science & Natural History, Fun & Fundamentals, Astronomy, Classic Science, Little Labs, Ignition Series, Sophisticated Science, and Construction Series.