Mindsets Solar Powered Car Kit

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About this product


  • Create a solar powered vehicle
  • Power your car directly from a solar panel
  • Learn about renewable solar power

Product overview

• Create a solar powered vehicle
• Power your car directly from a solar panel
• Learn about renewable solar power
• Build your car from 20 pieces
• Use to demonstrate KS2/3 Solar Power
• Suitable for ages 11+ with adult supervision

What can I make with this solar powered car kit?
Harness the power of the sun with this solar powered car (manufactures code MSK 030). Powered by its solar cell the car transfers that energy to electricity to run the small solar motor and move the car. You can also see how fast you can get it to move using different light sources. Build the working rear wheel car from 20 pieces including a motor, worm drive, car chassis and solar cell. Suitable for ages 11 and over with adult supervision.

What can I learn from this kit?
Learn about renewable solar power which gathers energy from light and uses it to excite electrons in the panel to produce energy. Solar power is one of the world’s biggest sources of renewable power. See how fast the car will travel in direct sunlight, ambient light and even with artificial light sources such as a strong halogen light (not included). Suitable for children aged 11 and over, this is a great kit to complement the KS2/3 school curriculum.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Arrived without the wheels Pretty low quality but it worked once we got replacement wheels.
Date published: 2016-09-11
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Number of included parts 20
Number of experiments that can be made 1
What can be made? Solar powered car
Computer system requirements N/A
Age group, if specified 11+
Power supply requirements Generates its own power
Dimensions 260 mm x 125 mm x 55 mm