Build and experiment with a car that actually runs on water!
For Science and Technology Students Ages 12 and up, Model Builders,
Hobbyists, Tinkers and Inventors, Engineers, Scientiests, and Curious
- Experiment with one of the most promising energy sources of the 21st
- Find out how environmentally friendly fuel cells work.
- Learn how this unique reversible fuel cell works to both perform
electrolysis and serve as the energy source for your car.
- Separate water into hydrogen and oxygen to create energy.
- Store energy for future use.
- Conduct more than 30 experiments and demonstrations.
This new Fuel Cell Car and Experiment 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. Some fuel cells, such as this one, do not consume fossil fuels and
therefore are considered environmentally friendly. Automobile manufacturers
are already experimenting successfully with this technology and it is widely
believed that fuel cells will power automobiles and many electronic devices,
including laptops and cellphones, 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 online, 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 source.
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.
- Qualitive 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!