Educational Solar Energy KitOrder code: SC52400
|Purchase QTY: (Each)||1+||5+||20+|| || |
|Base price|| $22.00|| $22.00|| $22.00|| || |
|Scientrific's price|| $20.00|| $20.00|| $20.00|| || |
|Educational special|| $15.50|| $15.00|| $11.00|| ||
Note: Prices do NOT include GST
The best educational solar energy kit and also the most economical kit that we've stocked.
Eight separate solar cells are mounted in a sturdy plastic frame, each cell can be connected to adjoining cells using sturdy metal links to increase either current or voltage. Plastic tools are supplied to help make the connections and to fit an electric motor in a support column for mounting either on the supplied base or on the solar panel itself. Wires that are pre-attached to the motor are used to connect the motor to the solar cell. To make the motor's rotation visible a plastic fan blade can be fitted to the motor.
The included user manual is brilliant - it describes how a solar cell works in detail and clearly shows how to use the connecting links to create the best series or parallel circuits to power different types of equipment.
The kit is supplied in a sturdy and re-usable cardboard box.
A separate instruction sheet describes how to use the solar cells to power other components like buzzers, light emitting diodes (LEDs) or even a torch-bulb mounted in a suitable lamp-holder. A kit of these additional components is available separately.
This kit replaces Solar Energy Kit SC5240.
Last edited 11th Oct 2014 by JACThis product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU190 - Physical Sciences - Energy Conservation - Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations
ACSSU219 - Physical Sciences - Alternative Energies - Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
ACSSU182 - Physical Sciences - Energy Transfer - Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models
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Educational Solar Energy Kit box front.
Educational Solar Energy Kit box unpacked.
Educational Solar Energy Kit box rear.
Educational Solar Energy Kit fan assembled.