Brand: Thames & Kosmos
Product Code: 1221524
In one way or another, almost every form of energy we useoriginates as energy from the sun. Solar energy directly powersphotovoltaic cells and thermal collectors. Indirectly, we get power fromplants grown by the sun, oceans heated by the sun, and Earths weather systemssustained by the sun. Even the energy stored in fossil fuels originatedas energy from the sun, captured by plants and animals millions of years ago. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing onphotovoltaic cells.
By building five awesome models and conductingexperiments with them, you will learn how solar cells transform light intoelectrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the workdone by this energy. Start with a simple helicopter model that convertssunlight into a rotating motion and demonstrates the basics of solartechnology. Continue your experiments by constructing increasinglycomplex models: a solar-bot, a moon rover, and a stag beetle. Finally,build a cool praying mantis model that moves like an insect and is powered by asolar cell. The models can also be powered by a battery, allowingoperation in all lighting conditions.
There are 138 parts, which are compatible with otherThames and Kosmos physics and engineering kits. The 48-page book offersillustrated step-by-step instructions for the projects.
Subject: Physics and Solar Energy
Dimensions: 16.8" x 11.5" x 3.2"
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Batteries Required: 1.5V AA LR6, or one rechargeable