PowerhouseThe Power House: Sustainable Living for the 21st Century kit from Thames & Kosmos is aimed at age 10+.  This kit comes with a colourful manual outlining 100 experiments which can be investigated to develop an understanding of the theories and concepts of sustainability and renewables. Each experiment is outlined in three sections: What you will need; The Experiment; and Explanation of what happened.  The manual details the experiments with colourful photography and has ‘Energy Saving Tips’ and ‘Good Advice’ nuggets throughout.

The sections in the manual cover topics such as Construction Material, Heat, The Sun as a Heat Dispenser, Electricity from Solar Energy, Energy from the Wind and Tricks that Plants use.

This experiment kit uses safe and fun experiments to help children learn how energy is obtained from renewable sources, in particular the sun.  Children will learn how to capture the sun’s heat and use it to warm water or even desalinate ocean water. Also, they will learn why and how to insulate houses against heat loss, how sunlight is converted into electricity, how wind is a useful energy source and the effects of light and water on plants.

Experiments cover topics such as:

  • Heat – Familiar yet Mysterious
  • Water, Salt and Rain
  • Light and Heat from the Sun
  • Energy from the Wind

Click here to view a sample of the experiment manual.

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