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Thames and Kosmos - Power House (v2.0)

Test your skills as an environmental architect, by building your very own sustainable house, all powered by renewable energy!

  • $159.00
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  • Weight
    1.08 kg

In the 21st century, living sustainably and using the Earth’s resources responsibly for future generations, is a high priority for many. This comprehensive Thames and Kosmos kit, aimed at children ten years and over, will have you investigating all aspects of the Earth’s climate, from the sun to the water cycle to wind power. By conducting the 100 thought-provoking experiments, you can become an expert on alternative energy sources and sustainable living, as well as energy efficient building principles including passive house design. Best of all, you will end up with a miniature house that is not only powered by a wind turbine, but also by photovoltaic cells, with its own greenhouse and desalination system!

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:

  • 64 page instructional booklet
  • Power House polystyrene parts (base, roof sections, inserts, pointed wall with house door, pointed wall with window, wall with solarium, wall with window)
  • Solar cell
  • Solar motor
  • 4 x Contact clip
  • Thermometer
  • Black bottle (solar collector)
  • Lid
  • Large dowel
  • LED
  • Solarium cover
  • 2 x Long wooden sticks
  • Black paper sheet
  • Propeller
  • Sandpaper
  • 3 x Plastic pot
  • Disk
  • 8 Short wooden stick
  • Die-cut sheet
  • Cut-out sheet
  • Connecting wire, black
  • Connecting wire, red
  • Small dowel
  • Straight drinking straw
  • Bendable drinking straw
  • 3 x Fastening clip


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

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

Packaging size: 550 x 370 x 100mm

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