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Power House: Green Essentials Edition

Price: $95.95
Stock #: 282093

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    Build and Experiment with a Model Alternative-Energy House!

    With this Power House kit you can build a model house complete with solar panels, windmill, greenhouse, and desalination system. You can build and operate an electric train, windmill, solar cooker, solar hot water tank, hygrometer, electric motor, power hoist, sail car, and more! Plant watercress, prepare sauerkraut, and make chewing gum. Learn how plants convert sunlight into energy for your body and your engines.

    The thoughtfully designed series of experiments were developed by physicist Uwe Wandrey. Professor Wandrey creatively integrates physical science and technology lessons with the adventure of building a home and living on a remote island. To survive, you must learn how to harness the power of the sun and the wind as well as tap the energy of other physical forces. The storyline follows the experiments in a stepwise fashion. Easy-to-follow activities make it fun to build models and use them for your experiments.

    Kit contains solar house and greenhouse parts, frame, base, wood glue, solar panel, compass, wire, LED (light emitting diode), sunflower and watercress seeds, battery holder, small light bulb and holder, solar motor, magnifying glass, propellers, iron core, ring magnet, thermometer, test tube holder, measuring beaker, sand paper, copper foil. zinc plate, wire mesh, many small parts sum as paper clips, screws. clips, lead sinker, washers, wing nuts, iron powder, wires, tubing, rubber bands, yam, wooden components, cutouts for devices, and four color, illustrated 96 page Experiment Manual with 70 experiments and 20 building activities.

    Experiments and Projects include:

    • The Heat Trap: Construct and experiment with a greenhouse.
    • The Sun Furnace: Collect the sun's rays to heat water.
    • The Sun Burners: Make a solar cooker while learning about the principles of light before you cook rice and bake bread.
    • The Water Vampire: Desalinate water, plant watercress, produce sauerkraut and make chewing gum.
    • The Heat Absorbers: Learn how heat of evaporation provides cooling, conduct experiments about air humidity, build a hygrometer and test a refrigerator.
    • Power and Plants: Grow beans, make a potted plant feed a candle, harvest sunflower energy, build an oil press, and assemble an oil lamp.
    • The Energy Converters: Extract electric current from sunlight and metals in acid, build a light telephone, galvanize a nail and split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
    • The Forces of Magnetism: Generate electric current with magnetic fields. Build a current indicator, electric and solar motors, a transfer switch, and a crane. Lift pencils with the sun and learn about levers. Build an electric car.
    • Wings in the Wind: Build a sail car and learn how wings and sails transform energy. Learn to sail with the wind, by the wind, and against the wind and examine a mixed energy vehicle.
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