Power House

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Overview

Power House provides an engaging introduction to regenerative energy sources while teaching basic concepts and principles in physical science. The kit focuses on the heat and light energy from the sun, the energy from the wind, as well as with electrochemical and plant energy. You will learn how to transform and use these forms of energy.

With the Power House kit you can build a model house complete with solar panels, windmill, greenhouse, and desalination system. You can build ...

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Overview

Power House provides an engaging introduction to regenerative energy sources while teaching basic concepts and principles in physical science. The kit focuses on the heat and light energy from the sun, the energy from the wind, as well as with electrochemical and plant energy. You will learn how to transform and use these forms of energy.

With the 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 was 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.

We hope that building small models such as are provided in Power House will inspire you to plan and construct something on a larger scale.

The Power House Experiment Manual is much more than just a set of instructions. The manual is organized around the story of a group of island dwellers who must learn to live sustainably using the resources available to them on their small island. As you read their journal entries and learn of their projects and experiments, you build models of the same projects and conduct the same experiments alongside them.

For ages 12 and up.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400641284
  • Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    We purchased the $100 version of this product for our children f

    We purchased the $100 version of this product for our children for Christmas; we were HORRIFIED at how cheap the materials are. The house is Styrofoam and the windows are cheap plastic. I would have been disappointed had we spent $40 on this, I am appalled that we spent $100. Thames & Kosmos lost two very loyal customers, I’ve lost my faith in their products.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    good for group work

    I used this product in a short summer program for gifted students (10-12) years old.

    It was really helpful that they learned faster than expected, asked more question and worked as group

    what I like the most that b&n shipped this product to me (overseas) ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    teach a child something or two.

    look what you getwith this toy house some good ideas which could be used on a larger scale.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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