Solar Cells also called photovoltaic cells are finding their way into thousands of uses world wide. This kit is an economical introduction to photovoltaics, also known as PV.
Photovoltaic means light to electricity. This Solar Science Kit contains a PV cell and a high efficiency motor. Connect the two wires of the motor to the two posts of 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.
Also included in this kit is an informative "Solar Information 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. The Solar Science Kit is fun and exciting. Children are amazed at the simplicity of the components and the colors created by the sparkling disc. The solar Science Kit prompts one to think about other questions regarding solar power and electricity. It is designed to help you explore these questions and to learn about the abundant power of Solar Energy.