Solar Energy Exploration Kit
Explore solar energy with this innovative science kit designed to help students investigate energy transformations. Discover how the angle of photovoltaic panels relative to the sun affects power output. Experiment with basic circuits and learn about important factors in photovoltaic systems.
Explore solar energy with this innovative science kit designed to help students investigate energy transformations. A hinged box helps students discover how the angle of photovoltaic panels relative to the sun affects power output. Compare your experimental findings to online sun-angle calculators.
Three solar panels allow you to explore series and parallel circuits. Learn about the effect of important variables in photovoltaic systems, such as the effects of shade, temperature, and load on solar panel output. Harness energy from the solar panels to pump water or power a small motor.
Box dimensions: 13 1/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 4 ½ in
Maximum power output: 1.2 W (6 V x 200 mA in series, or 2 V x 600 mA in parallel)
1 Sound and Light Board
1 protractor, clear, 4 in
1 hinged plastic box
6 sets of hook-and-pile fastener (2 in strips)
1 small water pump
3 Solar Panels, 2V/400mA
1 piece of clear, plastic tubing (5 ft x 1/4 in ID)
7 Chipboard Blade Sheets (3 in x 12 in) for varying solar panel angles
1 Power Output Pack
Vernier Energy Sensor (VES-BTA)
Vernier Resistor Board (VES-RB)
Vernier Variable Load (VES-VL)
KidWind Power Output Pack (KW-POP)
KidWind 2V/400mA Solar Panel (KW-SP2V)
Chipboard Sheets (KW-CB50)
KidWind Small Water Pump with Tubing (KW-PUMP)
User Manual: https://www.vernier.com/manuals/kw-seek/
Warranty: 5-year limited warranty (1 year on pump, consumables excluded)