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Solar Power Plus Kit

Order code: 555007
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Base price  $116.00    
Scientrific's price  $93.00    
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Gigantic Photovoltaic Science Lab

Build your own solar-powered creations and discover how solar cells generate electricity. Assemble 22 models including a scooter, locomotive, forklift, road roller, cement mixer, solar-wind sail car, crane, amphibious boat, motorcycle, beach buggy, race car, side-car motorcycle, trailer, elevator, oil tanker, maintenance car, solar car with clutch, street sweeper, backhoe, helicopter, twin-prop aeroplane and cable car.

The two special solar panels in this kit each consist of three solar cells. When linked together in series, they generate up to 3.0 volts of electricity in bright sunlight, like two AA batteries. Two unique cradles hold either the solar panels or batteries, allowing you to switch out the solar panels for two AA batteries (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 panels are positionable, so you can maximise their exposure to the sun to generate the most power.

Power the models you build with the solar panels outside on sunny days or indoors under a high-wattage incandescent light bulb. Power your models anytime with AA batteries or even a combination of AA battery and solar panel.

The 48-page colour instruction book included in this kit gives step-by-step instructions for assembling the 22 models. This kit teaches basic concepts in solar energy, photovoltaics and circuits, as well as problem solving skills and creative thinking.

The 265 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.

Ages 8 and up
48 page Manual

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Last edited 1 July 2013 LCW

Last edited 18th Sep 2018 by JAC

This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU080 - Physical Sciences - Light and Sound - Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted
ACSSU097 - Physical Sciences - Electrical Circuits - Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources
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