Power House- experiment with alternative energy

Treehugger sooo wants one of these: A kit where you build a model house "with solar panels, windmill, greenhouse, and desalination system. You can build and operate an electric train, windmill, solar cooker, solar hot water tank, hygrometer, electric motor, power hoist, sail car, and more! Plant watercress, prepare sauerkraut, and make chewing gum". And unlike the chemistry sets of our youth, no squirrels can be harmed through the use of this product. :: Power House Kit thanks, tipster Kayla!Contents:

* Kit contains solar house and greenhouse parts
* frame
* base
* wood glue
* solar panel
* compass
* wire
* LED (light emitting diode)
* sunflower and watercress seeds
* battery holder
* small light bulb and holder
* solar motor
* magnifying glass
* propellers, iron core
* ring magnet
* thermometer
* test tube holder
* measuring beaker
* sand paper
* copper foil
* zinc plate
* wire mesh
* many small parts such as paper clips
* screws
* clips
* lead sinker
* washers
* wing nuts
* iron powder
* wires
* tubing
* rubber bands
* yarn
* wooden components
* cutouts for devices
* and four color, illustrated 96 page Experiment Manual with 70 experiments and 20 building activities.

Experiments:

* 70 experiments and 20 building projects.
* The Heat Trap: Construct and experiment with a greenhouse
* The Sun Furnace: Collect the sun’s rays to heat water
* The Sun Burners: Make a solar cooker while learning about the principles of light before you cook rice and bake bread
* The Water Vampire: Desalinate water, plant watercress, produce sauerkraut and make chewing gum
* The Heat Absorbers: Learn how heat of evaporation provides cooling, conduct experiments about air humidity, build a hygrometer and test a refrigerator
* Power and Plants: Grow beans, make a potted plant feed a candle, harvest sunflower energy, build an oil press, and assemble an oil lamp
* The Energy Converters: Extract electric current from sunlight and metals in acid, build a light telephone, galvanize a nail and split water into hydrogen and oxygen
* The Forces of Magnetism: Generate electric current with magnetic fields
* Build a current indicator, electric and solar motors, a transfer switch, and a crane
* Lift pencils with the sun and learn about levers
* Build an electric car
* Wings in the Wind: Build a sail car and learn how wings and sails transform energy. Learn to sail with the wind, by the wind, and against the wind and examine a mixed energy vehicle.

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