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Kids come to us filled with questions... but without instruction manuals for the answers! Sometimes it's nice to let them figure it out themselves. Science experiments help them delve deep into their questions and come back out knowing more than they ever thought possible. (And certainly more than we ever could have told them!)

 

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Through play and pure building excitement this multiple award-winning kit presents the central concepts that every child should know to grasp the energy challenges ahead. From the creators of the award winning ElectroWizard™ Books/Kits (Winners of Scientific American Young Readers' Book Awards, National Parenting Magazine and Parent's Choice Awards). Includes: a Solar Racer, Supercacitor Car, Flywheel Generator and Electric Car.

The award-winning imaging of Art Huff delights the eye while making even complex concepts visually clear. The feedback from hundreds of young testers made Penny Norman (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley) and Ann Einstein (M.A.T., Berkeley School District educator) leave in the play while exploring the exciting changes in energy technology. The result is this cutting edge book/kit which combines hours of spirited building with basic science.

Some projects include:

  • Race across a room with potential energy
  • Build a solar racer
  • Speed away with a supercapacitor car
  • Make chain reactions with kinetic energy
  • Apply kinetic energy
  • Have fun and save the planet!

Requires common household items (not included).

Requires one D battery and one 9 volt battery (NOT INCLUDED).

Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Award and named one of Dr. Toy's Top 10 Educational Toys of 2006.

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Think twice before discarding that 1985 CD-ROM, don’t throw away that aluminum can, and pick up that plastic bottle left under the couch. We can use them with our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly educational toy kit that will stretch your child’s imagination while allowing them to take part in the joy of recycling. The Super Solar Recycler Kit is powered completely by natural light so you never have to worry about batteries!

In addition to your newly discovered treasures, all you need to get started is included in this kit (solar panel, motor and instruction). Your children can recycle a can of their favorite soft drink to create Street Roller and Walking Robot, create Bottle Yacht, Drummer Robot and Flying Bird using a plastic water bottle, and even turn your old scratched CD’s into the super cool CD Racer.

Let’s have our children play in an eco-friendly way, and learn to harness a new green solar energy source as well as implement the use of recycled materials. Participate in the creation of a sustainable future!

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Learn about renewable resources while you build a wind-powered generator to energize your electric vehicle and charge your rechargeable batteries!

The wind spins the turbine, which turns an electric generator, which in turn charges your rechargeable AA batteries (not included). You can then use those wind-charged batteries to power the model vehicles you build. The six models include a glider, sail car, jet car, tractor, race car, or tricycle.

This kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experiments. You can adjust the angle and number of wind turbine blades to make best use of the wind, to make the LED light up brightly, and to charge the rechargeable battery as fast as possible.

A great gift for young scientists who are ready for a hands-on way of learning about wind energy!

Explore this amazing, free source of renewable energy and store the electricity you generate for use in practical applications!

Requires 1 rechargable AA battery (not included.)

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Build a moving car that runs on salt water! There are no batteries required to run this environmentally-friendly fuel cell vehicle. Just add salt water to race a cool salt water-powered car with a removable fuel cell module. Have fun learning about the science of alternative energy!

Tools you may need include: slotted screwdriver, diagonal cutter, cup, salt and stir stick (not included).

Measures approximately 3" long.

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Thanks to it's handy little magnet, this little fridge rover goes wherever you point it, defying gravity! It's an adorable mini science gadget. Just wind it up and let it go!

Ships in randomly selected, assorted colours: pink, black, green, yellow, white, or blue according to availability.

Measures approximately 2" long x 2" wide x 1.5" high.

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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 the Earths' 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 kits in our Physics line. The 64-page book offers illustrated instructions for the projects. Developed with Greenpeace; in Germany.

Build 12 models, including a solar-powered tractor, truck, treaded vehicle, car, elevator, drawbridge, fan, airplane, mobile crane and construction crane. Learn about harnessing and using solar power and about motors and simple machines.

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Construct your very own propeller-driven racer with this amazing kit! You'll build the chassis, attach the propeller, switch it on and watch it zoom around! Included are 1 front axle support, 1 rear axle support, 4 wheels, 1 battery case with cover, 1 propeller, 1 motor support, 1 motor cover, 1 motor, 2 terminal caps, screws, 1 short axle, 1 long axle, 2 connecting rods and instructions. Get constructing with this cool Propeller Racer kit!

Requires 2 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Also requires a small cross-head screwdriver (NOT INCLUDED).

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Physics can be lots of fun to learn. The science of matter and energy can be explained and understood easily with hands-on interactive fun like you'll find in this kit. Not only is it great for learning physics, but it's an introduction to mechanics because you're assembling simple and compound machines! You'll be able to do tons with all the models in this kit, you'll build a wind power generator, crane, pendulum clock, sail car, mars robot, pin ball game, hammer machine, centrifuge, force scale, and dozens of other models! Read about amazing real-world applications for physics, learn and understand the most fundamental physics equations, and have fun with all the gears, levers, screws, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles.

Includes a 64 page book, 36 building projects, 37 experiments, and 305 pieces to do it all with. Explanations of all the projects and experiments are done in a richly-illustrated, easy-to-follow manner.

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Salt water fuel technology has invaded the city! The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle Kit is the newest edition to the growing line of Salt Water Fuel-Cell kits. Equipped with cams and swing arms, the multiple variations allows for full throttle excitement: powerful Straight runs, Right or Left circling, and radical “S” turns. Children will be awed by the remarkable simplicity and effectiveness of the toy. After activating the fuel cell module with a saltwater mixture, the magnesium metal sheet can operate the motorcycle for about 5-7 hours continuously. Environmentally safe, non-toxic, and clean - The Salt Water Fuel Cell Motorcycle is the smallest, cheapest and the first motorcycle to be powered by saltwater.

Your child is just a few drops of salt water away from discovering the magic of this new form of clean energy and embracing a concept that will have some of the most dangerous vigilantes marvel in amazement.

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Harness the power of the sun with these 6 solar powered experiments in 1 kit! The RobotiKits 6 in 1 Educational Solar Kit is an awarding winning building set that teaches kids the benefits of solar energy as they create 6 amazing toys (one at a time) that run on solar power – no batteries required! This kit contains 21 snap together parts (no tools needed) to build fun working models of an airboat, puppy, car, windmill or two styles of planes. An educational, hands-on introduction to solar energy and endless hours of amusement for kids and adults too!

Solar panel measures approximately 3.5" long x 2" wide.

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