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Physics Solar Workshop

Order code: 623715
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Base price  $83.00    
Scientrific's price  $67.00    
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SOLAR POWER TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION.
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 and oceans heated by the sun. Even the energy stored in fossil fuels originated as energy from the sun that was captured by plants and animals millions of years ago. Earth’s weather systems are also sustained by the sun.
Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells. By building 12 models and conducting 30 experiments you will learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy and how motors and mechanical devices can optimise the work done by this energy. You will build different types of vehicles and machines to demonstrate how gears can convert and transform power for different needs. There are 320 parts, which are also compatible with the other kits in our Physics line. The 64-page illustrated instruction book offers illustrated instructions for the projects. Developed with Greenpeace® in Germany.
For ages 8 and up.

A list of the contents of this kit, topics covered and some sample pages from the experiment manual are included here:
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Activities:
• build 12 models, including a solar-powered tractor, truck, treaded vehicle, car, elevator, drawbridge, fan, airplane, mobile crane and construction crane
• learn about harnessing and using solar power
• learn about motors and simple machines

Overview of the Physics Series:
The kits in the Thames & Kosmos Physics Series teach various aspects of physics through the process of building models and conducting experiments with the models.

The Physics Series begins with Physics Discovery, an introduction to physics. Children ages 8 and up can build 12 models and then conduct experiments with the models to learn about forces and simple machines.

Physics Workshop is a more thorough starter kit for children ages 8 and up. By building 36 models and conducting subsequent experiments with the models, children can learn the fundamental laws of mechanical physics, including basic equations involving force, mass, motion and more.

Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells. By building 12 models and conducting 30 experiments, children ages 8 and up will learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy and how motors and mechanical devices can optimise the work done by this energy.

Physics Pro is the biggest, most advanced physics kit. With this kit, children ages 10 and up can continue their studies of statics and dynamics from previous lessons and begin to study more advanced topics in physics, including fluid dynamics, energy, oscillation, hydraulics and pneumatics.

All Thames and Kosmos Physics kits:
... teach physics with fun, working models
... include durable, heavy-duty plastic building pieces designed specifically for teaching physics
... come with full-colour experiment manuals
... have building pieces that are compatible with each other

Last edited: 1 July 2013 LCW

Last edited 5th Dec 2013

This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU117 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Machines - Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object
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