Learn about alternative energy and sustainable living by conducting 100 experiments and building energy-related models. Experiment with heating, cooling, conduction, convection and insulation. Investigate Earth's climate, the water cycle and that inexhaustible power plant in the sky: the sun. Test passive solar collection methods with a solar collector. Hook up a photovoltaic solar panel to generate electricity from sunlight. Build wind turbines to extract energy from the wind. Construct a greenhouse and learn about the energy conservation tricks used by plants. Power House provides a comprehensive overview of the many forms of alternative energy. The 64-page, full-color experiment manual provides instructions, scientific explanations and energy-saving tips.
Age Recommendation: Ages 10 and up