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Wind Power 2.0Wind Power 2.0
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Build wind-powered generators to energize your electric vehicles and charge your rechargeable batteries with the Thames & Kosmos Wind Power 2.0 Kit! 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, racecar, and tricycle.

This kit includes two styles of wind turbine blades and a gearbox with three different gear ratios for experimenting. You can adjust the angle and number of wind turbine blades to make best use of wind, to make the LED light up brightly, and to charge the rechargeable battery as fast as possible. Explore this amazing, free source of renewable energy and store the electricity you generate for use in practical applications!

This kit includes a 40-page color instruction book with illustrated step-by-step instructions for assembling two windmills and six model vehicles, and conducting various experiments. The 133 building pieces included in this set are compatible with those in all Thames & Kosmos Construction Series kits, Physics Series kits, Wind Power, and Hydropower kits. Ages 8 & up.
     


 
HydropowerHydropower
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Hydropower has been used for hundreds of years in watermills and is now commonly used to generate electricity in applications such as hydroelectric dams and tidal power plants. Explore the power of water by building models and conducting experiments! Learn about how different devices are used to extract useful energy from moving water — from a waterwheel in a small stream to a giant turbine in a tidal power station.

In this kit:

  • Build a waterwheel, a sawmill, and a hammer mill to harness the energy of moving water to do different types of physical work.
  • Investigate the intriguing properties of water by performing experiments involving surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion.
  • Learn about water pressure by building a water tower, communicating vessels, and a water fountain.
  • Construct a hydroelectric power station to generate electricity and light an LED.
  • Learn about where the energy in ocean waves, tides, and rivers comes from, and discover how we can generate electricity from them.

    The full-color, 32-page experiment manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information. Ages 8 and up. 30 Experiments and 10 Building Projects.
         


 
Solar Power PLUSSolar Power PLUS
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Build your own solar-powered creations with this fun science kit from Thames and Kosmos! Discover how solar cells make energy, as well as basic concepts in photovoltaics and circuits, as you assemble 22 models: a scooter, locomotive, fork-lift truck, crane, road-roller, cement mixer truck, solar-wind sail car, amphibious boat, motorcycle, beach buggy, elevator, trailer, side-car motorcycle, racing car, oil tanker, maintenance car, solar car with clutch, street-sweeping car, backhoe, helicopter, twin-proper airplane, and cable car.

Two solar panels in this kit each consist of three solar cells; link them together in a series to generate up to 3.0V. Cradles hold the solar panels, allowing you to switch out the panels for AA batteries if the sunlight is not cooperating!

A 60-page manual will help you assemble each model step-by-step.

This science kit includes:

  • 60-page manual
  • 265 pieces to build 22 models

    Ages 8+.
         


 
Little Labs: The Human BodyLittle Labs: The Human Body
Retail Price: $39.95
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For Future Physicians!

Help kids learn about the human body by doing experiments with the five senses and exploring the outside of the body with hands-on experiments.

  • Examine your fingerprints to learn how you are unique.
  • Build a stethoscope and listen to your heartbeat to learn how your heart pumps blood, and listen to your gurgling tummy to learn how your stomach works.
  • With the stethoscope, you can investigate how your ears hear with a listening game and a sound memory experiment.
  • Test your lung capacity to learn about how your lungs work.
  • Examine your diet and your digestive functions to learn how your body processes nutrients to give you the energy to do more experiments!
  • Try a blindfolded exercise to find out about hand-eye coordination.
  • Take a tickle test to learn about your skin and sensory receptors.
  • Monitor your pulse to learn about your circulatory system.
  • Follow your nose in a smell memory game to learn about your sense of smell.
  • Take a blindfolded taste test to learn about your tongue.
  • Try some balancing exercises to explore your muscles and bones.
  • Discover how your ears play a role in your balance.
  • Construct a magic telescope, spin an optical illusion top, and hold a staring contest to see how your eyes work.

    With a 48-page, full-color illustrated guidebook, this kit teaches human biology fundamentals with step-by-step, hands-on experiments. Relate your experiments back to human body systems, including the internal organs, skeleton, muscles, and the circulatory system, with clear and accurate anatomical illustrations. Ages 5 and up. 48 page manual. 25 experiments.
         


 
Stepping into ScienceStepping into Science
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Encourage your little ones to discover science in a fun and engaging way with the Stepping into Science Kit! Designed for ages 5 years and older, this fun kit is perfect for your start-up scientist with 25 experiments that teach kids about 5 key areas in science: nature, physics, chemistry, air, and water. Includes a 48-page, full-color illustrated guidebook to help kids achieve fun experiments, like how colors mix, how static electricity attracts, observe capillary action, and so much more! Contents include:
  • Plastic dish (2 halves)
  • Magnifying glass
  • Flexible straws and regular straws
  • Clay pot
  • Plastic bag
  • Disk
  • Sundial
  • Plastic stick
  • Rubber bands
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Paper bags
  • Paper clip
  • Suction cup
  • Blotting paper
  • Soap bubble ring
  • Modeling clay
  • Wool thread
  • Small Styrofoam boat
  • Pipettes
  • Measuring cups and measuring cup lids
  • Balloons
  • Styrofoam air cushion boat
  • Styrofoam disk
  • Funnel
  • Printed sheets
  • Printed cardboard
  • Garden cress seeds

     

 
Solar BoatSolar Boat
Retail Price: $24.95
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Construct a solar-electric boat and five additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity to drive the motor and move your models!

Build a solar catamaran driven by a fanboat-like propeller, a windmill, airplane model, spaceship model, fan, and rocket model.

Full-color, 32-page color instruction book. 40 building pieces. Ages 8 & up. 6 Models.
     


 
Solar CarSolar Car
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Construct a solar-electric car and four additional models using an innovative motor module that can be powered by a solar cell or batteries. Learn how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into electricity to drive the motor and move your models.

Build a race car that drives across the floor, a helicopter with spinning rotor blades, a windmill with spinning turbine, a jet plane, and a gyrocopter.

Full-color, 32-page color instruction book. 30 building pieces. 5 Models. Ages 8 & up.
     


 
Crystal Growing KitCrystal Growing Kit
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Discover the amazing science behind crystals with the Crystal Growing Kit! Designed for ages 10 years and older, this kit features 15 different experiments where kids can grow their crystals rapidly or slowly, and learn all about the properties that make up crystals. Use molds and dyes to create interesting shapes and colors for your crystals. This kit makes dozens of dazzling crystals. Contents include:
  • Geode mold and basin
  • Mold for plaster shapes
  • Plaster (calcium sulfate)
  • Potassium aluminium sulfate (50g packet)
  • Potassium aluminium sulfate (four 20g packets)
  • Sodium acetate
  • Sodium sulfate
  • Lid remover
  • Pipette
  • Wooden spatulas (3)
  • Safety glasses
  • Dye tablets (5)
  • Measuring cup, 200 ml
  • Measuring cup, 200 ml
  • Measuring cup lid
  • Measuring cups, 30 ml (3)
  • Measuring cup lids (3)
  • Treasure Chest

     

 
Chem C1000 Kit (Version 2.0)Chem C1000 Kit (Version 2.0)
Retail Price: $64.95
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Split water into hydrogen and oxygen, dissolve metals, investigate chemistry in the kitchen, and perform more than 120 other experiments with this conmplete kit! Includes 80-page manual, protective goggles, dropper pipettes, copper wire, beakers, test tubes, funnel, sodium carbonate, calcium hydroxide, citric acid, litmus powder, double-headed measuring spoon, angled glass tube, experiment station, and more. Ages 10 and up.
     

 
Rocket ScienceRocket Science
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Physics propels young minds to new heights! Kids will launch water- and air-powered rockets to learn about action and reaction forces; explore principles of gravity and inertia; and more. Ages 8 and up.
     

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