Solar Power Study Kit
Explore the power of the sun as you learn about alternative energy, photovoltaic cells, and electrical circuits. This kit includes instructions to do seven fun experiments, as well as an explanation of how solar power is harnessed. Sure to spark a greater scientific interest in the world we live in! A few basic household items are required for several experiments (such as a light bulb and tin foil). Ages 10 & up.
- 2 photovoltaic solar cells
- DC electric motor
- Plastic propeller
- 4 wire leads with alligator clips
- Plastic light bulb base
- Light bulb, 1.5 volt
- Black construction paper
- Colored cellophane (red, green, and blue)
Science Fair Project Ideas:
- Use the motor and one of the photovoltaic cells in this kit to make a
- Try using a box fan to spin the motor, turning it into a generator.
Can you combine a solar cell with the generator to produce more power?
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- Friday, December 06, 2013Not 100% AccurateReviewed By: Tammy
We bought this science kit for my 2nd grader to use for his science fair project. I was disappointed that one of the experiments is not accurate--the one about which color of light generates the most power using the cellophane. We could never produce the results stated and after doing more research found that the information was inaccurate. I did call HST and let them know this. They said that they are only a retailer and do not perform the experiments. That was disappointing. I still give this set 4 starts because it is a great price for the science tools you receive and my son loved it!
- Monday, January 30, 2012Solar Power Study KitReviewed By: Mary Melville
I bought this kit for my sons 8th grade science fair project. He is studying the effect of the angle of the sun on solar power generation. This kit gave him the solar panels he needed for his experiments at a great price and he can do many more just for fun.
- Monday, November 01, 2010Solar Power Study KitReviewed By: V. Harrison
I bought this for my 10 yr old daughter to do a science fair project and she loved it. It even worked using a flashlight!
- Monday, January 26, 2009Solar Power Study KitReviewed By: Tonya Paul
I bought this for my 6th grade son to facilitate a Science Fair Project and he hasn't been able to put it down. He's even used it to power small, battery-powered divices without the batteries! He's learned not only about solar power but about electrical current as well.
- Tuesday, August 26, 2008Solar Power Study Kit
My 6 and 8 year olds have had fun learning with this. Our only complaint is that we have not been able to generate enough power to make a little car go.