Solar Mechanics Kit

Build more than 20 solar-powered models to learn about how solar cells convert energy from sunlight into mechanical energy. Conduct experiments with the solar cell to see how different placement angles, different light levels, different sources of light, and different loads affect its operation. Learn about solar power in a fun, hands-on way.
The 60-page, full-color experiment manual offers step-by-step illustrated instructions for the building projects and experiments. The building system is compatible with all of our other Physics and Construction kits.

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Key Features

This kit includes a unique single-piece solar motor that is composed of a photovoltaic cell and an electric motor joined together in one compact unit. With this solar motor, kids and families can power dozens of electric vehicles and devices. Build models including cars, trucks, planes, windmills, waterwheels, robots, and other vehicles!


  • Includes a  60-page, full-color experiment manual
  • Ages: 8+
  • 20 experiments

Thames & Kosmos

The mission of Thames & Kosmos is to improve informal science education by publishing high-quality science and technology  educational products for children of all ages. They emphasize scientific concepts and skills through hands-on modeling of real-world devices and processes, and by offering comprehensive, meaningful reading materials for a rich learning experience. The Rhode Island-based company has taught countless children about climate change, renewable energy, botany, and recycling through their award-winning kits and toys. 

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This product teaches basic concepts of solar energy and sustainability to kids. By learning about efficient power generation at a small scale, young adults will learn how they can use the principles of sustainability in their real life. 

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This product is self-powered by charging on solar energy. The solar mechanics kid does not require energy from any non-renewable resources to build a fun, moving toy right at home!

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Customer SKU CLM-THK-0005
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Brand Thames
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