Hydropower: Renewable Energy Science Kit
By Thames and Kosmos
With this educational Renewable Energy Science Kit, you and your kids can build models to harness the energy of water! You will learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy from moving water. Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years in watermills. Today, hydropower is commonly used to generate electricity through applications like hydroelectric dams and todal power plants. WIth this kit, you and your children can build a waterwheel, sawmill, and hammer mill to harness the energy of moving water. Perform experiments that involve surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion. You will also learn about water pressure as you build a water tower, communicating vessels, and a water fountain. Throughout the experiments, you will be learning the potential of hydropower and why it is a promising energy source. You can even construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity to light an LED. This kit includes 12 experiments that are explained in the 32-page, full-color manual. Contains 105 pieces. For ages 8 and up.
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