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Fuel Cell X7 Hydrogen Powered Car Science Kit

Manufacturer: Thames and Kosmos

Model Number: 628777

Recommended Age: Ages 10 and up

Availability: Out of stock


Warning: Choking Hazard

Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

Model Number: 628777

Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 4 x 14.6 inches



The Fuel Cell X7 is a simpler edition of our original Fuel Cell Car & Experiment Kit. This model fuel cell car demonstrates the simplicity and efficiency of hydrogen technology in a tangible, hands-on way. The kit includes the award-winning model fuel cell car with its unique reversible fuel cell to create a model car that runs on water.

The fuel cell car in this kit uses a unique reversible fuel cell that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen gas using electric current from a battery pack. These gases are stored in clear tanks located at the back of the vehicle. When the battery pack is removed, and the electric motor is connected to the fuel cell module, the hydrogen and oxygen combine together again into water, releasing electricity in the process. The motor runs on this electric current, propelling the car forward. Because hydrogen, oxygen, and water are safe and clean, this type of fuel cell is environmentally friendly and does not produce hazardous emissions.

It takes approximately five minutes to split enough water to fill the tanks with hydrogen and oxygen gas, and the car runs for about 5 to 10 minutes on full tanks.

The Fuel Cell X7 edition is designed to be accessible to more users, both in terms of content and price. The manual focuses more on building and designing a fuel cell car, rather than the comprehensive lesson on the science of fuel cells and solar cells found in the original version. The minimum age is lower and the instructions are geared toward a younger audience. The kit has been optimized for simplicity and ease of use over thorough experimentation. With its new focus, some parts have become unnecessary and have been removed. The kit that is right for you or your child will depend on your needs, interest level, and age group.

The full-color, 16-page manual contains easy, step-by-step instructions for assembling and using the car, as well as scientific explanations.

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.