An Interactive Resource for “Jiggle, Jostle and Jolt”
Target Age Group: Grade 4 and Up
Type of Resource: Consumable
This Interactive Resource
In one way or another, almost every form of energy we use originates as energy from the sun. Solar energy directly powers photovoltaic cells and thermal collectors. Indirectly, we get power from plants grown by the sun, oceans heated by the sun, and Earth’s weather systems sustained by the sun. Even the energy stored in fossil fuels originated as energy from the sun, captured by plants and animals that died years ago. Physics Solar Workshop explores the topic of solar energy, focusing on photovotaic cells. By building 12 models and conducting 30 experiments, your student will learn how solar cells transform light into electrical energy, and how motors and mechanical devices can optimize the work done by this energy. Your student will build different types of vehicles and machines to demonstrate how gears can convert and transform power for different needs. This kit requires a shipping surcharge of $7 due to its large size.