The fun experiments you can do with this kit include building a solar tractor, converting it to a transport vehicle, and driving over obstacles. The second half of the manual provides detailed instructions so you can build eight solar-powered models: a solar car, platform elevator, drawbridge, windmill, crane, plane, truck, and more. There's also a section at the end to help you design your own projects!
Topics include how a solar cell works, how artificial light can power a solar cell, how battery power works, what load is and how it affects speed, how drive chains work, and more. Ages 10 & up.
Physics Solar Workshop Contents:
2 4"x6" base plates
12 rectangular frames
18 gear wheels (in three sizes)
12 sprocket wheels (in three sizes)
3 pulley wheels
4 tire wheels
12 axle shafts (in three sizes)
Plastic link chain
Crane hook with spool and cord
Dozens of attachment pieces
65-page instruction manual
Note: The solar cells in this kit are designed to work in full sunlight. While the models can be built indoors, testing and operation with the solar cell should be done outdoors.
Physics Solar Workshop Kit Manual Sample (PDF download)