Chaney 54-in-1 Solar House Green Energy Lab

SKU: M301000 C7041

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M301000 C7041

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Have you seen a house with a solar panel on the roof and wondered how it produces electricity? In response to increasingly high electricity costs and the overall well being of our environment, advanced technologies in solar energy has made it possible for home owners and businesses to install Photovoltaic Solar Panels to convert sunlight to usable electricity and heat. With this in mind, we have designed this course for the inquisitive student that wants to gain an understanding of how different technologies using green or alternate energy can be used in the home.

Students create a model house made of Plexiglas and install an amorphous silicon glass solar panel to simulate how to harness the sun's energy. The solar panel will provide the energy used for all experiments. Most experiments will be with solar energy stored in a battery that has been charged from the solar panel along with a re-useable solderless breadboard.

Fully illustrated and detailed manual included in this kit will introduce students to some basic technology and fundamental concepts used in common household devices such as lighting, thermostats, fire alarms and burglar alarms. In order to study these technologies, they will study solar panels, motors, fans, resistors, diodes, LEDs, switches, lamps and batteries. Easy-to-follow pictorial diagrams will guide the student through 26 chapters containing a variety of activities and useful experiments along with fun and interesting facts relating to solar energy.

Kit offers a hands-on approach that is applicable for use in grades 6 through college. No soldering or additional batteries required. Re-usable and safe to use. Beginner skill level.

Kit Contents:
Chapter 1 Energy Sources
Chapter 2 Constructing the Solar House
Chapter 3 Solar Systems
Chapter 4 Solar Cells
Chapter 5 Solar Panels
Chapter 6 Inverters
Chapter 7 Grid-Tied vs Off-Grid
Chapter 8 Batteries
Chapter 9 Metering
Chapter 10 Disconnect
Chapter 11 Charging Batteries with Solar Power
Chapter 12 Resistors
Chapter 13 Switches
Chapter 14 Ceiling Fans
Chapter 15 Diodes
Chapter 16 LEDs
Chapter 17 Lighting
Chapter 18 Series Circuit vs Parallel Circuits
Chapter 19 Outdoor Lighting
Chapter 20 Transistors
Chapter 21 Conductors
Chapter 22 Water Flood Alarm
Chapter 23 Doorbell
Chapter 24 Thermostats
Chapter 25 Burglar Alarm
Chapter 26 Fire Alarm

Experiment 1 Battery Charging with solar Power
Experiment 2 Switches
Experiment 3 Fans
Experiment 4 Diodes
Experiment 5 LEDs
Experiment 6 LED Lighting Color Temperature
Experiment 7 Incandescent Lamps vs LEDs
Experiment 8 Parallel Circuits
Experiment 9 Series Circuits
Experiment 10 Automatic Outdoor Lighting
Experiment 11 Transistors
Experiment 12 Conductors
Experiment 13 Water Flood Alarm
Experiment 14 Doorbell
Experiment 15 Thermostat
Experiment 16 Burglar Alarm
Experiment 17 Fire Alarm
Experiment 18 Electronic Candle

Activity 1 Energy Activity
Activity 2 Solar Systems Activity
Activity 3 Solar Cells Activity
Activity 4 Solar Panels Activity
Activity 5 Batteries Activity
Activity 6 Resistors Activity
Activity 7 Ceiling Fans Activity
Activity 8 Diodes Activity
Activity 9 LEDs Activity
Activity 10 Conductors Activity

Includes parts, components, wires, breadboard, solar panel and detailed instruction manual.