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Solar Science

Solar Science

Fall 2009 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Price: $14.99
Review:
Solar Science is an introductory science kit that shows that we can use energy from the sun to cook food and heat water for our homes. Using components in this kit, a small (4" x 4") solar oven with reflector panels can be constructed and used to heat/cook items placed inside. Similarly, a small solar water heater can be made using plastic tubing and recycled water bottles.

The "green science" approach to this product is sound, helping children with alternative energy thinking. Not only does the sun do the work, the oven is made inexpensively with cardboard and foil-covered reflectors.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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4M Industrial Development Limited
http://www.4M-IND.com
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002HHQ8Y6/parentschoice-20

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