Water Splitting Kit

Item # P6-2170

Arbor Scientific

P6-2170

18112046792777

$79.00
In Stock

This supplemental kit expands upon the related engineering, chemistry and biology concepts of that kit by having students build their own water-splitting device. The students must construct the device themselves and then can watch water transform into hydrogen and oxygen gases before their eyes. This concept of storing energy in chemical bonds relates directly to photosynthesis.

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Caltech scientists, working with local high school science teachers, have created a program called Juice from Juice that teaches concepts related to solar energy in the disciplines of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Engineering. The main experiment for Juice from Juice is building a dye-sensitized solar cell. This supplemental kit expands upon the related engineering, chemistry and biology concepts of that kit by having students build their own water-splitting device. The students must construct the device themselves and then can watch water transform into hydrogen and oxygen gases before their eyes. This concept of storing energy in chemical bonds relates directly to photosynthesis. This kit can also be used as a jumping off point for a discussion on fuel cells and hydrogen energy storage.

For a class of 30 in pairs (or slightly more with groups of 3). Once devices are made, they are reusable. Extra sodium sulfate is available in a refill kit to run subsequent reactions with the device. 

Products being sold are not toys. They are for Educational / Labratory use only. They are not for use by children 12 and under.

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What’s Included

  • 30 Centrifuge Tubes, 15mL
  • 30 Nickel Wire, 6 in.
  • 30 Zip Ties
  • 15 Push Pins
  • 50g Sodium Sulfate
  • 1 Tube of 5 min. Epoxy
  • 30 Alligator Leads
  • 15 9V Batteries

  • Other Items Required:

    • Cup or Beaker (about 250mL)
    • Water
    • Scrap plastic/cardboard to mix epoxy on
    • Scrap cardboard/plastic or toothpick/coffee stirrer to apply epoxy
    • Matches or lighter (optional)

    Replacements

    Item # P6-2170-05

    $5.00

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