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Build and experiment with an Alternative Energy House!
This kit provides an engaging introduction to renewable clean energy sources while demonstrating basic concepts and principles in physical science. The kit focuses on the heat and light energy from the sun, the energy from the wind, as well as with electrochemical and plant energy. You will learn how to transform and use these forms of energy. It's great as a supplement to your unit on energy or as a student independent study or extra credit project.
With this Power House kit you can build a model house complete with solar panels, windmill, greenhouse, and desalination system. You can build and operate an electric train, windmill, solar cooker, solar hot water tank, hygrometer, electric motor, power hoist, sail car, and more!
The thoughtfully designed series of experiments was developed by physicist Uwe Wandrey. Professor Wandrey creatively integrates physical science and technology lessons with the adventure of building a home and living on a remote island. To survive, you must learn how to harness the power of the sun and the wind as well as tap the energy of other physical forces. The storyline corresponds to the experiments. Easy-to-follow activities make it fun to build models and use them for your experiments.
Kit contains solar house and greenhouse parts • frame • base • wood glue • solar panel • compass • wire • LED (light emitting diode) • sunflower and watercress seeds • battery holder • small light bulb and holder • solar motor • magnifying glass • propellers, iron core • ring magnet • thermometer • test tube holder • measuring beaker • sand paper • copper foil • zinc plate • wire mesh • many small parts such as paper clips • screws • clips • lead sinker • washers • wing nuts • iron powder • wires • tubing • rubber bands • yarn • wooden components • cutouts for devices • and four color, illustrated 96 page Experiment Manual with 70 experiments and 20 building activities.