Thames & Kosmos Power House

Embark on a voyage of discovery of renewable energy sources and mechanical engineering...

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Embark on a voyage of discovery of renewable energy sources and mechanical engineering. Use green technology to create ingenious solutions that make life more comfortable and also protect the environment.

The Power House story introduces a group of islanders who lacked access to fossil fuels. They must learn to live sustainably using only the resources available to them. Read their journal entries and create the same ingenious machines to survive in an isolated Island environment.

Build a model house complete with solar panels, windmill, greenhouse, and desalination system. Construct and operate an electric train, windmill, solar cooker, solar hot water tank, hygrometer, electric motor, power hoist, sail car, and more! Plant watercress, prepare sauerkraut, and make chewing gum.

This thoughtfully designed series of experiments was developed by physicist Uwe Wandrey, and creatively integrates physical science and technology lessons with the adventure of building a home and living on a remote island.

Perhaps building the models in the Power House will inspire you to plan and construct something on a larger scale...

Age: 12+

What You Get

Power House by Thames & Kosmos.

A fully illustrated 96-page colour manual provides step by step instructions on 20 engrossing construction projects and 70 thoughtful experiments demonstrating how physical science and technology can be combined to create a home run entirely on renewable energy sources.

Projects and Experiments:

  • Constructing a power house run entirely on renewable energy
  • Building a solar panel system
  • Making a desalination plant
  • Constructing a green refrigerator
  • Building an electric motor
  • Developing Electric transport systems

Power House Kit Contents:

  • Foam house, frame, base and plastic greenhouse parts
  • Wood glue
  • Solar panel
  • Compass
  • LED (light emitting diode)
  • Battery holder
  • Small light bulb and holder
  • Solar motor
  • Propellers
  • Magnifying glass
  • Iron core
  • Ring magnet
  • Thermometer
  • Test tube holder & measuring beaker
  • Copper foil, zinc plate & Iron powder
  • Numerous cut-outs and small parts


  • Renewable energy sources
  • Sustainable living
  • Carbon footprints

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

More Information
Length (cm) 55
Width (cm) 35
Height (cm) 10
UPC 857853001827
Age Group 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years
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