The Pitsco Basswood SunZoon Lite Solar Car Kit includes a basswood chassis, solar panel, and other parts needed to build a model solar car, and provides a hands-on activity for students in grades 3-12 studying solar energy, photovoltaics, velocity, force, and motion. The kit includes a precut basswood chassis board, a 0.45V, 400 mA solar panel with alligator clips, a Pitsco Motor 280, a polystyrene gear font (variety of gears), front and back wheels, steel axles, plastic tubing for spacer material, screw eyes, adhesive tabs, and a template. The chassis is precut for use with the model, but each student can modify it using cutting tools and paint (cutting tools and paint sold separately) according to individual designs. The solar panel measures 1.75 x 3 inches and is easily attached to the car body with adhesive tabs. The finished solar car measures approximately 3 x 3.5 x 6 inches (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) A solar car kit is typically used in an educational setting to demonstrate solar energy, photovoltaics, and physics.
The SunZoon Lite Solar Car Kit requires hobby knife, scissors, ruler, optional sandpaper or cutting tools such as a bandsaw, and optional paint or finish (all sold separately) for construction. The kit can be used in conjunction with the Pitsco 33088 SunZoon Lite Video (DVD) (sold separately).
Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.
Pitsco Education develops K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, educational kits, and classroom tools. The company, founded in 1971, is headquartered in Pittsburg, KS.
What’s in the Box?
- SunZoon Lite Solar Car kit
- Basswood chassis (1 per car)
- Solar panels (1 per car)
- Pitsco Motor 280 motors (1 per car)
- Gear font (1 per car)
- Steel axles (2 per car)
- Small front wheels (2 per car)
- Large rear wheels (2 per car)
- Plastic tubing (1 per car)
- Adhesive tabs (4 per car)
- Screw eyes (4 per car)
- Template (1 per car)
This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.