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Hydropower Renewable Energy Science Kit

Manufacturer: Thames and Kosmos

Model Number: 624811

Recommended Age: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

$49.95
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Warning: Choking Hazard

Shipping Weight: 2.19 pounds

Model Number: 624811

Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 3.1 x 14.6 inches

Description

Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years in watermills and is now commonly used to generate electricity in applications such as hydroelectric dams and tidal power plants. Explore the power of water by building models and conducting experiments with them. Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy from moving water — from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station.

Build a waterwheel, a sawmill, and a hammer mill to harness the energy of moving water to do different types of physical work. Investigate the intriguing properties of water by performing experiments involving surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion. Learn about water pressure by building a water tower, communicating vessels, and a water fountain.

Construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity and light an LED. Learn about where the energy in ocean waves, tides, and rivers comes from, and discover how we can generate electricity from them.

The full-color, 32-page experiment manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information.

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.