Fuel Cell Car Kit - A Science Kit for the 21st Century!
Assemble and Experiment with a Unique
Reversible Fuel Cell
This Thames & Kosmos Fuel Cell Kit provides a playful
introduction to one of the most significant technologies of the 21st
Century. With this kit you can build a model car that actually runs on
Pour in the water and watch it separate into
hydrogen and oxygen, forming a gas to power your vehicle across the floor.
Now that we have your attention, roll up your sleeves and find out more
through experiments and demonstrations you can do on your own, in a
classroom or with friends.
Fuel cells are one of the most promising means of
producing energy in the future. Because they do not consume fossil fuels
they are considered environmentally friendly. Automobile manufacturers are
already experimenting successfully with this technology and it is widely
believed that fuel cells will become the energy source for automobiles in
the near future.
With this unique kit, you can build your own
experimental reversible fuel cell car to learn more about this energy
source. With more than 30 experiments and demonstrations, provided either
in the kit or on our web site, users will learn how a reversible fuel cell
works to perform electrolysis as well as to create energy. The electricity
required to activate electrolysis is created with a large solar cell
included with the kit. During electrolysis, water is separated into
hydrogen and oxygen and the resulting energy is stored as a gas. When
needed, the gas is fed into the fuel cell, which then serves as the power
The Fuel Cell kit also includes a digital
MultiMate which measures currents and voltage, allowing you to learn
exactly what a fuel cell is and how it functions. The experiments and
demonstrations explain the physics upon which this future technology is
30 Experiments include: How to build a solar-powered car; Effects of
direct and indirect radiation; Characteristics of a solar module;
Electrolysis and its effect on water; Oxy-hydrogen test; How to construct
and load a reversible fuel cell; Decomposition of water in the fuel cell;
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of gas in a fuel cell; How efficient
is electrolysis?; How light influences electrolysis; Solar electrolysis;
Fuel cell-powered car. Add your own experiments!
Kit contains: Complete reversible fuel cell (hydrocycle system) •
Wire • Motor • Chassis • Axle • Gas collector • 4 Wheels •
Solar panel with support • Syringe • Tube • Digital multimeter •
Test tube • Protective goggles • Labels • Bag of small parts for
fuel cell • Bag of small electronic parts • Comprehensive lab manual
with 30 experiments and demonstrations • (Additionally required: 1 quart
of distilled water)
Personal note: This is
by far one of the best put together packages we have ever seen.
Items like this will hopefully inspire our future generations to design
and build Water Powered Cars. Great for Birthdays, Summer Camp
Projects, Boy Scouts and more.