The Thames & Kosmos Fuel Cell Car & Experiment Kit won a Silver Award from the Parents' Choice Foundation in 2002. This science kit is the future! With the solar panel, reversible fuel cell, digital multimeter, and 96-page manual, you can build your very own Fuel Cell car and experiment kit and learn about this abundant energy source! Learn about the future of transportation! The Thames & Kosmos Fuel Cell Car science kit provides a playful introduction to one of the most significant technologies of the early 21st Century. With this kit you can build a model car that actually runs on water! First, add water and watch it separate into hydrogen and oxygen. Then, use those stored gases to power your vehicle across the floor. What a great science fair project! Now that we have your attention, roll up your sleeves and find out more through experiments and demonstrations you can do on your own, with friends, or in a classroom. If it sounds complicated, don't worry, the well authored experiment manual does a fantastic job of presenting the subject matter in a fun and interesting way, and provides 30 incredible experiments. Welcome to the hydrogen age!
Fuel cells are a promising means of producing energy in the future. Some fuel cells, such as this one, do not consume fossil fuels and therefore are considered environmentally friendly. Automobile manufacturers are already experimenting successfully with this technology and it is widely believed that fuel cells will power automobiles and many electronic devices, including laptops and cell phones, in the near future. This is really fascinating stuff!
Topics and Experiments: How to build a solar-powered car - Effects of direct and indirect radiation - Characteristics of a solar module - Electrolysis and its effect on water - Oxy-hydrogen test - How to construct and load a reversible fuel cell - Decomposition of water in the fuel cell - Qualitative and quantitative analysis of gas in a fuel cell - Electrolysis efficiency - How light influences electrolysis - Solar electrolysis - Fuel cell-powered car. Lots of homeschooling activities!
Science Kit includes: Complete reversible fuel cell (hydrocycle system), wire, motor, chassis, axle, gas collector, 4 wheels, solar panel with support, syringe, tube, digital multimeter, test tube, protective goggles, labels, bag of small parts for fuel cell, bag of small electronic parts, and super cool experiment manual.
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CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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