Solar Science Kit

Learn and explore the abundant power of Solar Energy - the clean energy of the future.
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This kit has been specially designed to help you learn and explore the abundant power of Solar Energy - the clean energy of the future. Solar cells, or Photovoltaic cells are finding their way into thousands of uses worldwide - from satellites to cars, and even to emergency phone boxes on highways. The Solar Science Kit is an economical introduction to photovoltaics, turning light into electricity, also known as PV. Simply, connect the 2 wires of the motor to the PV cell and watch light energy power the electric motor. Connect the motor to the included disc with diffraction foil for a sparkling visual display as the disc spins and reflects light. An informative Solar Info Sheet is included, packed with science project ideas and fun facts.

Age: 9+

What you get

Solar Science Kit, including a Solar Cell (Photovoltaic Cell), Disc with Diffraction Foil, Motor, and Instruction Sheet.

How does it work?

Photovoltaic means light to electricity. The solar panel, or PV cell in this kit converts light energy from the sun into electrical energy. If it is an overcast day, bright artificial lights can be used as a substitute light source. The electric energy created by the solar panel powers the motor, and the motor, in turn, spins the diffraction foil disc for a colourful visual display you'll love. This exciting kit helps you explore various questions about solar power and electricity, such as:

  • How can energy be transformed from light to electricity to motion?
  • What direct uses are there for a PV module and motor? (water pumping and ventilation)
  • How can PV energy be stored?
  • Can PV energy be used to charge batteries? How?
  • Is there a relationship between light and heat?
  • Is solar energy available during cloudy weather?


  • Solar power
  • Photovoltaic
  • Energy transformations
  • Clean sources of energy

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Length (cm) 17
Width (cm) 3
Height (cm) 25
Age Group 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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How long will it take for my order to arrive?.

You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.

All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.

International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.

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We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.

If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.

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We ship to both Australian and International customers.

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The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.

We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.

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