Academy Of Steam Multipack - Hydraulics Science And Solar Plane STEM Construction Set

THIS BUNDLE IS MADE UP OF HYDRAULICS SCIENCE AND SOLAR PLANE

HYDRAULICS SCIENCE
Build a hydraulic platform and investigate Pascals law.
RECOMMENDED AGE:
Ages 8 - 12+
DESCRIPTION:
Learning outcome: Industrial and construction machines use hydraulics to easily lift heavy objects. Learn how this can be achieved by applying the Pascals Law on a hydraulic press. Understand what hydrostatic pressure is and how it gets stronger by depth.
Experiment Method Description: Build a hydraulic platform and investigate Pascals law. Use syringes of different size to emulate how pistons can transfer pressure inside a tube. Add a load on the platform and push the pistons to lift it. Prove that pushing the smaller piston can magnify the outcoming force and lift a weight with less effort.
Components: Engino parts, plastic skins and paper outlines, syringes, water, few pebbles.
SOLAR PLANEScientists invented the "photovoltaic" panels which can convert sunlight to electricity and can power up our machines with free and clean energy.
RECOMMENDED AGE:
Ages 8 - 12+
DESCRIPTION
Learning outcome: Our Sun provides so much energy to our planet that if we were to harness it efficiently all pollution and global warming problems would had been solved! Scientists invented the "photovoltaic" panels which can convert sunlight to electricity and can power up our machines with free and clean energy.
Experiment Method Description: Test how the area of a solar panel affects its overall efficiency. Observe the number of rotations in one minute when the solar panel is exposed under direct sunlight. Partially cover the panels surface and measure once again the number of rotations. Prove that the produced electricity increases when the collecting area of a panel gets larger.
Components: Solar blade, Engino parts, plastic skins and paper outlines, adhesive tape, piece of carton, sunlight.