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Thames&Kosmos Wind Power Renewable Energy Science Kit

Order Code:  

70-0362

 
Brand: Thames&Kosmos  MPN: 623913  UPC-12: 857853001674
  • Country of Origin: Taiwan
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Build a working wind turbine to harness power out of thin air!

Wind is one of the most promising sources of clean, renewable energy available today. Wind energy has been used for centuries to pump water and crush grain in windmills, and is now increasingly being used to generate electricity to power our modern world.

First, assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator, adjustable rotors, and wind speed indicator. Then, conduct more than 20 experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments with different numbers of rotor blades, different blade angles and profiles, different wind speeds, different gear ratios, and so on. Use the wind turbine to generate mechanical power to lift a heavy weight or generate electricity to light up an LED and charge a rechargeable battery.

During the experiments, you will learn the physics of force and motion as it applies to wind power technology. Learn how to measure and calculate the different forces acting on the rotor blades by breaking them down into vectors. Discover how the sun makes the wind, providing us with an endless source of energy. Read about different types of wind turbines and windmills.


  • Full-colour, 32-page experiment manual
  • Illustrated instructions and scientific information
  • Build a working wind turbine
  • Harness mechanical energy to lift weights
  • Generate electricity to light an LED and charge a battery
  • Learn the physics of wind turbines
  • Discover how wind occurs and why it is such a promising energy source
  • Ages 8 and up
Type Wind power

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22 October 2013 Question by: Rapid Customer | Product code: 70-0362
Q. what sort of electrical output does this wind turbine produce in a good wind condition?
A. Hi Grant. Thank you for your question. The max output will only be 1.5 volts as it is fixed at this for charging a battery or powering a LED.

Reviews


Excellent Product

Reviewed by: Sharen James - 19 February 2015
We can't fault it, it was very easy to assemble, it is versatile and the children were totally inspired by it. Looking forward to using it on a regular basis.