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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
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!
Will be discontinued in 2010
The Fuel Cell Car & Experiment Kit provides a playful introduction to one of the most significant technologies of the early 21st Century. With this kit you can build a model car that actually runs on water!
Fuel cells are a promising means of producing energy in the future. Some fuel cells, such as this one, do not consume fossil fuels and therefore are considered environmentally friendly. Automobile manufacturers are already experimenting successfully with this technology and it is widely believed that fuel cells will power automobiles and many electronic devices, including laptops and cell phones, in the future.
With this unique kit, you can build your own experimental reversible fuel cell car to learn more about this energy source. With more than 30 experiments and demonstrations, users will learn how a reversible fuel cell works to perform electrolysis as well as to create energy. The electricity required to activate electrolysis is created with a large solar cell included with the kit. During electrolysis, water is separated into hydrogen and oxygen and the resulting energy is stored as a gas. When needed, the gas is fed into the fuel cell, which then serves as the power source.
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
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
Fuel cell-powered car
Complete reversible fuel cell (hydrocycle system)
Solar panel with support
Test tube ò
Small parts for fuel cell
Small electronic parts
1 quart of distilled water
Thames & Kosmos
- 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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