Power House Kit
by Thames and Kosmos
Sustainable Living in the 21st Century
Thames and Kosmos Power House provides an engaging introduction to regenerative energy sources while teaching basic concepts and principles in physical science. The Power House physical science kit focuses on the heat and light energy from the sun, the energy from the wind, as well as with electrochemical and plant energy. You will learn how to transform and use these forms of energy.
With the Thames and Kosmos Power House kit you can build a model house complete with solar panels, windmill, greenhouse, and desalination system. You can build and operate an electric train, windmill, solar cooker, solar hot water tank, hygrometer, electric motor, power hoist, sail car, and more! Plant watercress, prepare sauerkraut, and make chewing gum. Learn how plants convert sunlight into energy for your body and your engines.
The thoughtfully designed series of experiments was developed by physicist Uwe Wandrey. Professor Wandrey creatively integrates physical science and technology lessons with the adventure of building a home and living on a remote island. To survive, you must learn how to harness the power of the sun and the wind as well as tap the energy of other physical forces. The storyline follows the experiments in a stepwise fashion. Easy-to-follow activities make it fun to build models and use them for your experiments.
We hope that building small models such as are provided in Thames and Kosmos Power House physical science kit will inspire you to plan and construct something on a larger scale.
An Adventure in Sustainable Living
The Power House Experiment Manual is much more than just a set of instructions. The manual is organized around the story of a group of island dwellers who must learn to live sustainably using the resources available to them on their small island. As you read their journal entries and learn of their projects and experiments, you build models of the same projects and conduct the same experiments alongside them.
More than 20 different building projects in one kit!
Thames and Kosmos Power House includes a 96-page full color manual with 70 experiments and 20 building projects, organized into these nine chapters: