the principles of photovoltaic, turning light into electricity.
- Solar Cell (photovoltaic)
- Disc with Diffraction Foil
- and instruction sheet.
You've seen the satellites with their solar panels stretched
out like giant wings. Perhaps you have seen photos of the
futuristic looking solar powered cars as they sweep across the
land in one of the many solar car races. Maybe you have noticed
the emergency call boxes springing up along the highway, with the
solar panel on top silently powering the communications equipment.
Solar cells also called photovoltaic cells are finding their way
into thousands of uses world wide.
This kit is an economical introduction to photovoltaic, also known as
PV. Photovoltaic means light to electricity. The solar science kit
contains a PV cell and high efficiency motor. Connect the 2 wires of the
motor to the 2 posts on the PV cell, expose the PV cell to a bright
light, and like magic the motor comes to life! We have included a disc
with diffraction foil for a vivid display.
Recommended for ages 9 and older.
Also included in the solar science kit is an informative solar info
sheet, packed with ideas for science projects. It includes examples of
some of the many uses of PV, other uses of solar energy such as heating
and cooking and additional sources of in depth information.
Weight: 0 lb 3 oz ( 0.09 kg )
If you are using this
kit for your science project, these are some project ideas you may use.
1. How does the angle
of light affect the amount of electricity produced by a solar panel.
2. How does the light
exposed surface of a solar panel affect the amount of electricity?
3. Which color light
produces more electricity?
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