Students discover how energy is produced in today’s world. They take part in hands-on activities on the basics of electromagnetism, and conduct experiments using renewable electrical energy sources. Students learn how to read and draw a basic wiring diagram, and experiment with series and parallel circuits.
This bilingual Edukit consists of eight modules:
- Energy — Explore the basic concepts of energy, such as where energy comes from, the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources, and energy transformation.
- Magnetism — Discover how magnetic fields weaken with distance, demonstrate that magnets have a north pole and a south pole, and experiment with attraction and repulsion.
- Discovering Electromagnetism — Create an electromagnet, and discover how the number of coils and type of core material determine an electromagnet’s strength.
- Faraday’s Induction Coil — Learn about Michael Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction, and see how induction has become the foundation for all motors and generators used today.
- Assembling an Electric Motor (Class Project) — See Faraday’s induction in action. Explore the transformation of energy when powering a motor with electricity, and see how electricity is produced when turning the motor shaft.
- Simple Circuits — Draw circuit diagrams using the proper electrical symbols and conventions, and make circuit connections using materials supplied with this kit.
- Series and Parallel Circuits — Experiment with series and parallel circuits, learning the characteristics of each.
- The Production of Electrical Energy — Design experiments involving the production of electrical energy, using materials such as a 6-volt battery, a hand-crank generator, a wind generator, and a solar panel.
- magnets and iron filings
- induction coil
- electric motor
- wind generator
- electromagnetic kits
- hand-crank generator
- solar cell
- circuit-making materials: alligator clips, single- and double-throw switches, light bulbs, and sockets
Additional Information and Learning Aids
- extensive manual for teachers, including background material, templates, and lesson plans for activities
- packing guide
The Edukit comes in a sturdy case on wheels.
Dimensions: 63 cm x 49 cm x 35 cm (25" x 20" x 14")
Weight: 20 kg (44 lbs.)
$129 for four weeks (includes outbound shipping and handling)
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