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Thames & Kosmos Wind Power Science Kit

(10 customer reviews)

$54.99 $49.99

Build a realistic wind turbine to harness power out of thin air.
Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades.
Conduct experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments to optimize its performance by adjusting the angle of the blades.
Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the electric generator as a motor.
Build three additional models with the parts included.

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Thames & Kosmos Wind Power Science Kit

Build a realistic wind turbine to harness power out of thin air. Wind is one of the most promising sources of clean, renewable energy available today. Wind energy has been used for centuries to pump water and crush grain in windmills, and is increasingly being used to generate electricity to power our modern world. Assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator and adjustable rotor blades. The blades are designed with complex aerodynamic curves to look and work like modern-day wind turbine blades.

Conduct experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments to optimize its performance by adjusting the angle of the blades. Use the wind turbine to light up an LED and charge a rechargeable battery. Convert the wind turbine into an electric fan by using the electric generator as a motor. Build three additional models with the parts included. During the experiments, you will learn the physics of force and motion as it applies to wind power technology.

Learn how to measure and calculate the different forces acting on the rotor blades by breaking them down into vectors. Discover how the sun makes the wind, providing us with an endless source of energy. Read about different types of wind turbines and windmills, and how wind energy can be used to power homes and electric cars. The full-color, 32-page manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information.

10 reviews for Thames & Kosmos Wind Power Science Kit

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    Courtney Beth

    It was a nice set, perfect for what we needed. Easy to construct and deconstruct.

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    Elizabeth

    Exactly what I was looking for.

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    Joshua Kempf

    Excellent learning tool for the grandson and was just like the real one we purchased. Bought the educational kit then the real wind turbine. He did both well.

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    Jens

    This was a fun kit to do with a niece.

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    Craig Pearson

    I test large wind turbines for a living. This toy makes a great demonstration aid at work on how wind turbines works.

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    Recent customer

    Grandson LOVED it (that is until either he or his dad broke it). Was definitely a great activity for him and was exactly what he wanted.

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    Michael

    This has been powering my house!

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    Lou

    OMG this was a huge hit with my nephew. Not to mention my brother. I had no idea it would be so large.

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    Aaron Hurd

    Great value – definitely worth the increased price over the other $9 kit we tried to buy.We bought this for my daughter’s science fair project. She loved assembling the wind generator and getting the LED to light up. It also worked great in reverse, running the blades off the stored battery power as a display. Our only complaint was that it took much more wind speed to get the blades moving enough to light the LED. We discovered that after some use the axle begins to shave plastic off the first piece it rests on, increasing friction and decreasing the generator speed. We were able to fix this some with a bit of mineral oil, but it still took more wind speed than expected to get movement.The included manual is very nice, with good information to get your interest in wind power generation. There are also more instructions to transform the wind mill into other battery powered toys. Overall, we’re really happy that we bought this and continue to play with it after the science fair project is complete.

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    2Gr8KidsMom

    13yo son loved this more than any of his other Christmas gifts, including the PS4 and games he got. He played with it the entire day on Christmas.

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