Solar Power Kit: Photovoltaic Energized Vehicles
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With this hands-on activity kit, children build their own solar-powered models and discover how solar cells generate electricity from light. The six solar powered models include a locomotive, single-prop plane, bulldozer, helicopter, backhoe, and twin-rotor helicopter. The special solar panel in this kit consists of three solar cells and generates 1.5 volts of electricity in bright sunlight. A unique cradle holds either the solar panel or a AA battery (not included), allowing one to switch depending on the strength of sunlight. Kids can even use the solar panel to charge up your own rechargeable AA batteries. The solar panel is positionable to maximize its exposure to the Sun to generate the most power. The 24-page color instruction book included in this kit gives step-by-step instructions for assembling the six model vehicles. Recommended for ages 8 and up.