Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch
If we're looking to make our kids smarty pants about renewable energy, these kits seem like a really cool way to get them excited about it. Personally, I want the full sized kit, though it's a rather pricey $199. There are a wide range of smaller kits as well, but this one seems like a great addition to any classroom, and a great tool for teaching kids about fuel cell technology, utilizing renewable energy like wind and solar, and letting them get very hands on with it.
The problem, though, is the same as with many other kits. These don't seem to be made with any sort of eco-friendly materials like recycled plastic, and there doesn't seem to be much information showing that the company has much at heart other than making money with fuel cell technology.
Nonetheless, the kits seem pretty darn cool, and hold some great possibilities for the classroom.
More on CES 2009:
CES 2009: Toxic TV Zombies Invade Las Vegas
CES 2009: Super Bright Solar-Powered LED Security Light
CES 2009: Nokia Working to Walk the Green Talk
CES 2009: Schwinn's Tailwind Bike Uses Exclusive Toshiba Battery Tech (Video)
CES 2009: The Greener Gadgets Wild Goose Chase