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Fuel Cell Car and Experiment Kit
Fuel Cell Car and Experiment Kit

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Fuel Cell Car and Experiment Kit
Last year, as we filled our van with diesel, the price was $4.15 a gallon. While fuel prices are more reasonable today, the reality is that we, as a nation, need an alternative fuel source. What it will be and how soon it will happen is anyone's guess.

A Fascinating Introduction
In the meantime, a working knowledge of fuel cells could give your children an advantage in this technologically-driven world. The Thames & Kosmos Fuel Cell Car and Experiment Kit provides a fascinating introduction to this most significant technology, where a chemical reaction is converted into electricity.

Technology of the Future
Energy leaders dream of a world where individual homes will meet their own electrical needs through the use of fuel cells. The air pollution caused by combustible engines would then be eliminated. Far more efficient than a generator, fuel cells do not run down or require recharging.

Build Your Own Fuel Cell Car
By constructing his own reversible fuel cell car model that actually runs on water, your child will learn how a fuel cell produces energy. A comprehensive lab manual with more than thirty experiments and demonstrations explains the physics upon which this exciting technology is based.

All You Need to Provide is Distilled Water!
The kit also contains the complete reversible fuel cell (hydrocycle system), the 3-volt crystalline silicon solar cell, car parts, gas collector, protective goggles, small electronic parts, digital multimeter, and more. All you will need to provide is the distilled water. As absorbing as the projects are, this is not an easy subject and this kit will be most successful in the hands of teens.

What's the difference?
So what's the difference between this Fuel Cell Car Experiment Set and the new Fuel Cell 10?

New Fuel Cell 10 Car Experiment Set:
  • Newest set
  • Flashier car design
  • Rewritten manual is easier to read
  • Same topics covered but with fewer hands-on experiments – approx 7 experiments in this set with some additional tests.

    Old Fuel Cell Car Experiment Set:
  • Approx 30 experiments!
  • Downloadable Curriculum Manual
  • Older design
  • Will be discontinued in 2010

  • The 96-page, full color Experiment Manual offers over 30 experiments, including:
    • How to build a solar-powered car
    • Effects of direct and indirect radiation
    • Characteristics of a solar module
    • Electrolysis and its effect on water
    • Oxy-hydrogen test
    • How to construct and load a reversible fuel cell
    • Decomposition of water in the fuel cell
    • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of gas in a fuel cell
    • How efficient is electrolysis?
    • How light influences electrolysis
    • Solar electrolysis
    • Fuel cell-powered car

  • Complete reversible fuel cell (hydrocycle system)
  • Wire
  • Motor
  • Chassis
  • Axle
  • Gas collector
  • 4 Wheels
  • Solar panel with support
  • Syringe
  • Tube
  • Digital multimeter
  • Test tube ò
  • Protective goggles
  • Labels
  • Small parts for fuel cell
  • Small electronic parts
  • Experiment Manual

    Additionally required: 1 quart of distilled water

    Publisher's Information
    Publisher: Thames & Kosmos
    Made In: Germany

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

    Fuel Cell Car has won the following awards:
  • 2002 ParentsÆ Choice Silver Award
  • 2003 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • 2004 Informal Education Products Award of Excellence

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