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Solar Power Science Kit (Photovoltaic Energized Vehicles)

Manufacturer: Thames and Kosmos

Model Number: 555006

Recommended Age: Ages 8 and up

Availability: Out of stock

Details:

Warning: Choking Hazard

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Model Number: 555006

Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 3.1 x 14.6 inches

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Description

Build your own solar-powered models and discover how solar cells generate electricity from light. Build six solar powered models including a locomotive, single-prop plane, bulldozer, helicopter, backhoe, and twin-rotor helicopter.

The special solar panel in this kit consists of three solar cells and generates 1.5 volts of electricity in bright sunlight, like a AA battery. A unique cradle holds either the solar panel or the battery, allowing you to switch out the solar panel for a AA battery (not included), depending on the strength of sunlight. You can even use the solar panel to charge up your own rechargeable AA batteries. The solar panel is positionable, so you can maximize its exposure to the sun to generate the most power.

The 24 page color instruction book included in this kit gives step-by-step instructions for assembling the six model vehicles. After you have built the suggested models, you can design your own solar vehicles. Compete with your friends to see whose solar vehicle runs the fastest!

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!

The 177 building pieces included in this set are compatible with those in all Thames & Kosmos Construction Series kits, Physics Series kits, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits.

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.