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Physics Solar Workshop

Item #3155139

$74.95 $46.93

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-Build 5 solar models using the same 138 parts

-Requires 1 rechargeable AA battery (not included)

-Compatible with other Thames & Kosmos physics and engineering kits

Use a Powerful Solar Panel to Put Solar Power into Action  

Learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy and how motors and mechanical devices optimize this energy by building 5 awesome models and conducting solar experiments. Build a solar-bot, a moon rover, a stag beetle and a cool praying mantis with the 138 parts (which are compatible with other Thames & Kosmos physics and engineering kits). Requires 1 rechargeable AA battery (not included) and a 48-page instruction book. For ages 8+.

In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Solar energy directly powers photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors. Indirectly, we get power from plants grown by the sun, oceans heated by the sun, and Earth’s weather systems sustained by the sun. Even the energy stored in fossil fuels originated as energy from the sun, captured by plants and animals millions of years ago. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells.

Start with a simple helicopter model that converts sunlight into a rotating motion and demonstrates the basics of solar technology. Continue your experiments by constructing increasingly complex models: a solar-bot, a moon rover, and a stag beetle.Finally, build a cool praying mantis model that moves like an insect and is powered by a solar cell. The models can also be powered by a battery, allowing operation in all lighting conditions. 

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Price Range $50 - $75
Age Range 8 And Up
Subject Physics

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