Just like the big solar tracking systems used in commercial applications, the Sun Tracker will stalk the Sun across the sky for optimum power gathering.
Aligned north and south, the tracker has two sensors that keep the solar panel angled at the Sun. Comes with a motor and propeller to demonstrate the energy being gathered by the panel. The motor board is pre-soldered, so minimal assembly is required. Ideal for demonstrating the principles of solar tracking! Includes our Ray Catcher Solar Panel. Requires small screwdriver, sold separately.
The Fuel Cell Demonstrator is a complete solar hydrogen system that enables students to conduct fuel cell experiments in the classroom.
On one side of the device is a solar module and proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser that uses the solar power to produce hydrogen and oxygen. On the other side is a fuel cell that “burns” the hydrogen and some oxygen to yield electricity to run a fan.
Includes a 120-page textbook, Fuel Cell Technology, that explains the underlying principles of fuel cells and includes experiments and student worksheets.
Why does wood float and iron sink? The answer has to do with density, an often difficult concept for youngsters to comprehend. Density Cubes clarify the topic by providing a tangible, hands-on way of learning about mass, volume, specific gravity, buoyancy, and flotation. The set contains 10 one-inch cubes, each made of a different metal, wood, or type of plastic. Each cube has a unique density and weight. When the cubes are used in classroom activities, students can actually see, feel, and touch the concept. Includes instructions for use in the classroom.
Enlightening students to the green revolution is easier with this guide leading the charge. Sustainable Energy Engineering introduces students to energy consciousness, solar cooking, solar and fuel cell vehicles, and wind energy. It concludes with a Sustainable School Challenge in which students evaluate their own school and submit proposals to make it more green.
Student materials are reproducible for distribution within your classroom. Use this full-color guide alone or as a supplement to current curriculum, or combine it with other Pitsco guides to develop an engineering curriculum.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Der Weiner Roaster or Banty Roaster, SunEzoon Car Kits, Wind Gen Kits, Fuel Cell Car Kits, infrared thermometer, Watts-Up Pro meter, tape measure, large protractor, stopwatch, wire strippers, ramp, hobby knife, balsa wood sheets, wire, potentiometer, shrink tubing, blow dryer, LEGO® parts, AA batteries, hot dogs or cocktail wieners, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.
Young people enjoy using their iPads to learn and create – now they can learn mathematical concepts with professional lessons on the iPad!
LearnIT Apps are downloaded from iTunes, making them a quick and easy way to meet the needs of your child as you cover mathematics. There are 48 different lessons are available, including Multiplying Fractions, Simple Interest, Adding Mixed Numbers, Metric Units, and Properties of Exponents.
Each app was designed to use a real-life situation to help emphasize the importance of the concept. Students are also prompted to take notes at key points of the lesson. The applications use text, professional graphics, animations, and audio instructions to teach a concept. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Download now, free on iTunes LearnIT apps for iPad.
A permanently plastic modeling material for all grades – ideal for three-dimensional art instruction, creative clay models, and prototypes. It has bright, clean colors and a smooth, firm consistency to retain the shape into which it is molded. It can be used over and over with no loss of pliability. Non-toxic, non-hardening, sanitary, and odorless. Comes in one-pound quantities.
Getting young students started in hands-on activities is a great idea, but so is safety! These glasses are properly sized for children to protect their eyes while the anti-scratch lens can be used for years.
Whether you're storing robot components, hand tools, craft materials, or whatever you use in your classroom, these bins help keep it organized and neat.
The TETRIX® Mobile Storage unit is designed to accept these bins.
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These 3/4" paper fasteners are ideal for making paper-craft moving parts.
Perfect for paper engineering and other hole punch-intensive activities. Featuring a six-inch reach, this gadget has a sliding function selector to choose from eyelet setting, 1/8" hole punch, and 3/16" hole punch. It can be used for a variety of materials including paper, plastic, chipboard, thin tin, fabric, and leather.
If you’ve bought many extra TETRIX® parts, you might be experiencing component chaos in your classroom. Organize and neaten your robot equipment with this mobile storage unit. Designed to fit TETRIX storage bins in three sections – featuring 36 adjustable rails to fit any bin configuration – the storage unit is made of melamine with a 2 mm PVC edge band. With its 2" rolling casters, it’s easy to move wherever you need it.