Not only is this kit based around a well-insulated "power house" that you'll use to experiment with alternative energy sources, but it's also a "powerhouse" of a kit with a total of 100 experiments included. The well-illustrated, full-color, 64-page manual leads students through the experiments, starting with exploring the properties of polystyrene foam and assembling the foam house. Once the house is complete, students continue through the booklet, using the house as a basis for many of the experiments on heat, sunlight, solar energy, air, wind energy, water, plant energy collection and much more. Additional supplies used in the experiments are also included, such as a black bottle with cap, various printed cardboard pieces, a digital thermometer, fan, contact clips, sheets of plastic, a solar panel, wires, straws, a propeller and much more. If your family is interested in the practical aspects of alternative energy sources, or is just looking for a good physical science kit, this is one to check out. Jess
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