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Poof-Slinky Solar Energy Kit

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  • Dimensions: 9.1 in. H x 7.1 in. W x 2.48 in. D
  • Weight: .41 ounces
  • Made in China
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Technical Details
Item Weight181 g
Product Dimensions5.8 x 17.8 x 22.9 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model number2010
Number of Puzzle Pieces1000
Assembly RequiredYes
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 940,133 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
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Date First Available4 Mar. 2011

Product Description

POOF-SLINKY-Solar Energy Kit. Harness the power of the Sun with this Solar Energy kit! Collect and measure energy using a variety of solar tools including energy collectors; focusing lens; and solar heater-even a real thermometer! Plus conduct over 25 experiments and activities with the included instruction booklet. This kit contains one graduation card; one thermometer; one test tube; one heat absorber bag; one test tube stand; one test tube holder; one piece of rubber; one reflector; one magnifying glass; one cardboard bracket; and one manual. Recommended for ages 8 and up. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years. Imported.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Excellent for hands-on discussions of solar energy! 4 Sept. 2008
By H. Sapiens - Published on
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I completed the projects in this book with the assistance of a 4 year old and a nearly 10 year old.

This would be an excellent weekend project or home schooler project. It could be easily adapted for use in school - with maybe 1 set per 2-4 children. In our case, it was a weekend project.

In the box are instructions for nearly 20 different projects (although many are redundant - e.g. do it outside, then do it inside) studying the effects of solar energy. Several projects could conceivably be done simultaneously (although some education value might be lost). It took us about 3 laid back days to complete them (with maybe 20-40 m hands-on time).

The first project is to set up the thermometer and mark it. It should have been pre-marked at the 20C mark, which ours was not. This was pretty simple for me to figure out using another thermometer. The book starts you off discussing the various types of energy and why solar energy is so exciting (great discussion topic). The information contained was accurate and appropriate for a wide range of ages (I simplified text for the 4 year old, and asked some follow-ups and gave some examples to clarify things for the 9 year old). The first several projects deal with taking temperatures and do not require the little solar panel - e.g. setting water-filled cups (you provide) on colored paper, white paper and measuring the temperature of the water across several time points, making a mini-water heater.

We did skip some of the redundant projects. However, they are all educational and really useful for engaging their interest in alternative energy sources. Additionally, I had the children predict the outcome at each step - which is useful when discussing scientific method. We talked about solar ovens, hybrid cars, solar powered fountains, solar panels on roofs... Fabulous!

As nothing in the kit is used up, you can come back to the exercises repeatedly. Great price - fun project!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hours of amusement 27 Dec. 2011
By K. Garrison - Published on
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Had a number of uses for this toy that were included with it. Was good for an 11 year old boy who is very much into science. This was the best price (returned one I bought at a Science Store for $5 more than the Amazon price)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Interesting 9 April 2009
By Lissette B. B. - Published on
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I bought this as a x-mas present for an 11 year old. He loved it. Some parts were a bit flimsy, but the end result was pretty cool. =)
COncept good parts not 16 Feb. 2013
By R. Young - Published on
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I liked the idea but the parts and all were not made to last. The kids did like the ideas and all but the stuff just broke quite easily but then again we are hard on everything. We can't even keep handles on our coffee cups.
Cheap 22 Mar. 2014
By Summer Foovay - Published on
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Nothing you can't do yourself with a roll of aluminum foil and a 1st grade science book. Has nothing at all to do with solar energy. Basically teaches that sunlight is hot. Duh.
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