For ages 8 to 80
Includes an online interactive science book plus materials kit.
Discover what energy is, how it is generated now and what choices await us in the future. Build a solar car and join the race to save the planet!
- Build a solar racer
- Launch a supercapacitor car
- Make an electric car
- Spin a flywheel generator
- Build a battery to light an LED
- Do a kinetic chain reaction
- Store potential energy on your head
- Discover how solar cells work
- Focus the sun’s energy with lenses
Requires some common household items, a 1.5 volt battery, and a 9 volt battery.
Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science wrote the following review:
“Children learn about every aspect of energy–its various types (e.g. solar, magnetic…), forms ( e.g. kinetic vs. potential), and uses. In addition, this kit teaches children about the choices we face in the future:
Where will our energy come from?
How can we make the best use of our resources?
How do we protect our environment and health?
As with the entirety of the ScienceWiz line, the kits are accompanied by a booklet written specifically for children. The writing is clear, concise and engaging, complimented strongly by clever illustrations.”