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Thames and Kosmos - Hydropower

Learn all about renewable Hydropower energy with this hands-on fun experiment kit!

  • $79.00
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  • Weight
    0.8 kg

Hydropower has been used to generate electricity since the late 19th century, and is still widely harnessed to this day. With the hydropower kit you can dive right in to learn all about the remarkable power of water and its applications throughout history! Learn through 12 interesting, hands-on experiments, including: building a water tower, waterwheel, sawmill and hammer mill; generating electricity to power LED lights by constructing your own hydroelectric power station; and performing various experiments involving adhesion, cohesion and surface tension to investigate the properties of water! Step-by-step instructions, as well as plenty of helpful information is provided in the included 32 page colour manual, to ensure an easy and fun understanding of the incredible potential of hydropower.

Thames and Kosmos have developed a wide range of kits; you can view more of these online at the Q Shop.

What’s included in the box:

  • 32 Page instructional booklet
  • Joint pin
  • 2 x Shaft plugs
  • Shaft pin
  • 26 x Anchor pins
  • 5 x Axle locks
  • 6 x Washers
  • LED, red
  • 2 x 3-hole rods
  • 4 x 5-hole rods
  • Short rod
  • 4 x Long rods
  • 2 x 5-hole frames
  • 2 x Small frames
  • 2 x Large frames
  • 3 x Small gear wheels (20 teeth)
  • 5 x Large gear wheels (60 teeth)
  • Short axle
  • Medium axle
  • 2 x Long axles
  • Anchor pin lever
  • Universal adaptor w/ motor and axle
  • Tubing, 2.5 mm ID by 120 cm
  • Red straw, 2 mm OD
  • Tubing, 2 mm ID by 5 cm
  • Plastic sheet


To complete all the activities, additional household items are required (not included).

Recommended for ages eight and over. Adult supervision is required. Not suitable for children aged three years and under.

Packaging size: 370 x 295 x 80 mm

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