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Solar Engine - Radiometer
Solar Engine - Radiometer
07323

• Demonstrates the sun's energy.
• When in sunlight, the vanes rotate at a high rate of speed.
• When in darkness the vanes cease movement altogether
• Shows how solar energy can be converted into motor energy.
• Shows students the bombardment of molecules within a near vacuum.
• Comes with complete sheet cataloging known and unknown factors about energy.


Demonstrates the sun's energy. When in sunlight or artificial light, the vanes rotate at a high rate of speed. When in darkness the vanes cease movement altogether, showing the simple principle of energy from the sun can be converted into motor energy. This device gives your students the benefit of seeing the bombardment of molecules within a near vacuum. Comes with complete sheet cataloging known and unknown factors about energy. Our Radiometer is made from a glass bulb from which much of the air has been removed. Inside the bulb, on a low-friction spindle, is a rotor with 4 vanes. Each vane has one blackened side and one silvered side; one black vane features a white dot in order to count rotations easily.

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$11.50 Each
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Thames and Kosmos Solar Car Kit
Thames and Kosmos Solar Car Kit
17027

• Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models
• Build a race car that drives across the floor
• Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity

Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. Build a race car that drives across the floor, a helicopter with spinning rotor blades, a windmill with spinning turbine, a jet plane, and a gyrocopter. Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity to drive the motor and move your models. Full-color, 32-page color instruction book. 30 building pieces.

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$15 Each $24.95 Each
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Thames and Kosmos Solar-Powered RoversThames and Kosmos Solar-Powered Rovers
Thames and Kosmos Solar-Powered Rovers
17124

The sun’s energy can be used to do some pretty astonishing things! Get ready to explore the amazing capabilities of solar energy by building your own solar-powered vehicles and devices. Using a system of ultralight bamboo rods, plastic gears, and a powerful solar panel, you’ll build five different motorized models that that move using electricity generated directly from sunlight. Construct three types of solar cars, a solar fan, and a solar robot. Perform science experiments with each model to learn about gear ratios, solar cells, and more. The ultralight materials make your models speedy and durable while the modular gearing system lets you test out three different gear ratios.

Ages: 8+
Experiments: 5
Piece Count: 54
Manual Pages: 16

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$17.95 $19.95
Solar Car
Solar Car
16917

Demonstrates how solar energy and cells work. Has an in-built battery compartment to accept a re-chargeable "AA" battery (not included). Car can run on solar power or on the battery and the battery can be charged. The unit also has a pair of terminals from which a current of 2v dc can be drawn. 5"L x 2.75"W x 3"H.
Demonstrates how solar energy and cells work. Has an in-built battery compartment to accept a re-chargeable "AA" battery (not included). Car can run on solar power or on the battery and the battery can be charged. The unit also has a pair of terminals from which a current of 2v dc can be drawn. 5"L x 2.75"W x 3"H.

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$23.50 Each
Solar Energy Kit
Solar Energy Kit
11728

This Kit is designed for use by all who are curious about solar energy. Included: a solar cell, which is encapsulated in a 1 3/4" x 2 7/8" panel. Also included is a 1.5 volt DC motor, a red plastic propeller, and one 12" lead wire. A fun way to acquire basic knowledge about the energy source of the future.
This Kit is designed for use by all who are curious about solar energy. Included: a solar cell, which is encapsulated in a 1 3/4" x 2 7/8" panel. Also included is a 1.5 volt DC motor, a red plastic propeller, and one 12" lead wire. A fun way to acquire basic knowledge about the energy source of the future.

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$23.95 Each