Today Thames & Kosmos officially announced the addition of ten new science kits to its award-winning line. The new additions include cutting-edge environmental science kits, exciting high tech kits, and the brand new Ignition™ Series featuring five introductory level kits designed and priced to spark a child’s lifelong love of science. Thames & Kosmos also officially revealed new and updated designs for its popular Little Labs™ and National Geographic™ science kit lines.
Since there are 10 of them and they are all so cool, we will highlight two today and more tomorrow. First up, Stirling Engine Car & Experiment Kit.
Ten years after the introduction of Thames & Kosmos’ groundbreaking Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car kit, the company introduces another
revolutionary alternative energy science kit: the Stirling Engine Car & Experiment Kit. With this kit, kids — and their parents and grandparents —can discover the Stirling engine, a simple, clean, and efficient energy technology that is quickly becoming a viable source of electricity.
Originally developed by Robert Stirling almost 200 years ago, a Stirling engine is a type of heat engine that is somewhat like a steam
engine. Heat engines convert heat into mechanical or electrically energy. In this kit, a parabolic mirror on a charging station reflects sunlight onto the glass bulb of the Stirling engine to heat it up. This expands a gas inside the bulb, which pushes a piston that drives an electric generator. The generator produces electricity that charges a battery inside a model electric car.
The car can then drive away from the charging station powered by clean, emissions-free battery power! The Stirling Engine kit has a suggested retail price of $199.95 and is for ages 12 and up.
Thames & Kosmos has expanded its high-technology product line with its new flagship electronics kit: Electronics Workshop 2.
With this kit, the intricate world of electronics becomes tangible with hands-on circuit building experiments. Examples of some of the projects include: light meters, timers, light tripwires, electronic thermometers, logic switches,radio receivers, digital music makers, and infrared remote controls. This advanced kit is designed for the older child or adult hobbyist with a serious interest in circuitry, constructing electronic devices, and investigating the digital world. Electronics Workshop 2 has a suggested retail price of $229.95 and is for ages 12 and up.
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