Mini Solar building kits teach students the benefits of solar energy while they create a toy that is both fun to play with and requires no batteries. An excellent beginner building kit designed to teach how solar power can be used to drive a small motor for any of six different devices: an air boat, windmill, robotic puppy, moving car, a stationary plane, or a revolving plane. Works outside in sunlight or inside with a high intensity lamp! This kit includes: solar cell, motor, and 21 snap-together parts (no tools required).Little or no experience required. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
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| 1-PS4-2 |
Students can conduct investigations showing evidence of illumination from an external source such as the Sun. 1-PS4-3
Using the 6-in-1 Solar Kit, students can plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. 4-PS3-2
Using the 6-in-1 Solar Kit, students can make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. 4-PS3-4
Using the 6-in-1 Solar Kit, students can apply scientific ideas to design, test, and redefine a device that converts energy from one form to another. 3-5-ETS1-3
Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit to plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved DCI/1-PS4.B
Electromagnetic Radiation. Objects can be seen only when light is available to illuminate them.
| || MS-PS3-5 |
Using the 6-in-1 Solar Kit, students can develop an investigation and model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance change, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system. MS-PS4-1
Students can conduct investigations using the 6-in-1 Solar Kit showing evidence that the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave is related to the speed and endurance of the Solar Racing Car. MS-ETS1-4
Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit to develop a model or experiment to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
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Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit to design, build, and redefine a devise that works with given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy. HS-PS4-5
Students can use the 6-In-1 Solar Kit to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture energy. HS-PS3-4
Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit to design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy. HS-ETS1-2
Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit in an investigation to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
This 6-in-1 Solar Kit is an excellent building kit for all ages. It is designed to teach how solar power is used to drive a small motor. Use solar energy to power a motor that can be used to build any one of six different devices. 1-PS4-2
Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit to perform experiments. Make observations to produce data to serve as the basis for an explanation. MS-PS4-1
Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit in a variety of applications to understand how solar energy; this renewable energy source can be optimized from a commercial standpoint. HS-PS4-5
Students can use the 6-in-1 Solar Kit inside with a high intensity lamp in the classroom, a sunny windowsill and outside on a sunny day to perform experiments to support mathematical representations of light. S&E
Students can plan and carry out investigations to answer questions or test solutions regarding Solar Energy and its practical applications. DCI/MS-PS4.B
Electromagnetic Radiation. When light shines on an object, it is reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through the object, depending on the object's materials and frequency of the light.
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