Desolation STEM: High and Dry™ Solar Water Heating Kit

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Desolation STEM: High and Dry™ Solar Water Heating Kit

Product Number: SB50365

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Grades 7 and up. Students are challenged to design and construct a solar water heater to melt ice and analyze the results. In this kit, students will measure the thermal energy delivered to an area, design and build a device to concentrate and capture this energy in order to melt ice, and determine the efficiency of the device. Students will also be able to explain the effect of convection, conduction, and radiation energy as it relates to heating water remotely, explain the difference between the reflective projection of a constant-radius curve and a parabolic curve, and understand why different materials and dimensions produce different results in solar water heaters. Kit includes two heat sensors, aluminum foil, thermometer, eight resealable plastic bags, eight each of black and white cards, nine each of black and clear bottles, eight small corrugated boxes, and carton sealing tape. Required but not included: multimeters with Type-K thermocouple port and two 250-watt halogen work lights. For 32 students in groups of eight.

Brand  :       Nasco
Item Weight  :       3.25
Manufacturer Part Number  :       VXH-DS-SWH
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