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In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the Sun. Solar energy directly powers photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors. Indirectly, we get power from plants grown by the Sun, oceans heated by the Sun, and Earth’s weather systems sustained by the Sun. Even the energy stored in fossil fuels originated as energy from the Sun, captured by plants and animals millions of years ago. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovoltaic cells. By building 12 models and conducting 30 experiments, you will learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. You will build different types of vehicles and machines to demonstrate how gears can convert and transform power for different needs. There are 320 parts, which are also compatible with the other Physics kits. The 64-page book offers illustrated instructions for the projects. Developed with Greenpeace® in Germany.

Ages 8 and up.


Thames & Kosmos Physics Solar Workshop

The sun cannot get enough credit for all it gives us, from growing plants to the wind, auroras, freckles, and good barbecuing weather. The Thames & Kosmos Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy with a focus on making, using, and understanding photovoltaic cells. With its detailed, 64-page guidebook, you'll discover how solar cells transform light into electrical energy and build 12 working models, including mini solar powered vehicles. Then conduct 30 experiments with your sustainably powered machines. The parts in this kit are also compatible with the other Thames & Kosmos physics kits. The Physics Solar Workshop was the winner of the Parents' Choice Silver Honor.




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