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SolarLab 1.0 Science Kit Review & Giveaway! {closed}

If your kids love science, like mine do…then they will LOVE this SolarLab Science Kit. When a box of Solar Science-goodness arrived on our doorstep on a Tuesday, thanks to Edmund Scientifics, my four young scientists eagerly opened it up and we were off. We didn’t waste much time as they couldn’t wait to begin their first SolarLab. There are nine labs total in this kit, each one building upon the last.

Edmund Scientific Solar Lab Review and Giveaway

This kit is made for children ages ten and up, however my three younger children under eight were able to help and really enjoyed the lessons learned as well. I put my almost-ten-year-old son in charge of each lab. We loved that the directions were so well laid out as this gave him clear expectations and told him exactly what he needed to do. He was able to really practice some independence with these lessons while I gave him help as needed.

The manual is filled with easy to understand instructions and clearly illustrated diagrams. My oldest son was easily able to follow each direction while I supervised. We loved that in between each lab, there is further information and clarity given as to how and why each lesson worked. I was really impressed with how understandable each lesson was.

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In our neck of the woods, we tend to have a lot more cloudy and rainy days, so my sons wondered how well we would do getting solar power to work for us. This was an excellent learning opportunity for all of us as we were able to do so much more than we expected with this science kit.

The SundanceSolar Kit includes the following lessons:

Setting up a Solar Module and building a simple circuitFiguring out how the amount of light affects the amount of electricity produced by the Solar Module
Measuring voltage and polarity
Series circuits
Wiring loads in series
Measuring current
Adding current with parallel circuits
Measuring current with parallel loads
Building a solar-powered battery charger

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Don’t let any of this sound at all intimidating. As a homeschooling mom, I am so thankful there are science resources available like this that we can take advantage of and not only use to teach our children, but learn right along with them. We all learned so much and have truly enjoyed this Solar Electricity Learning Kit by Sundance Solar.

Buy it:

You can purchase the Solar Lab kit from Edmund Scientifics for $49.95.  Edmund is graciously offering HHM readers an exclusive gift of a Weather Bureau just for ordering the Solar Lab kit.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  In order to receive this exclusive gift, you must put the Solar Lab kit AND the Weather Bureau in your cart, and then enter the promotional code HHMSBB.  Only one promotional code may be used with each order.  Offer good through 11/2/2013.  These promotions cannot be combined with any other offers.

Edmund Scientific Solar Lab 1.0 kit

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Disclosure:  One HHM team member received a copy of the solar lab 1.0 kit to review in exchange for an honest review.

About the author

Megan

Megan and her amazing husband, along with their four young sons live in Washington state. She is a homeschooling mom after the heart of Jesus and wanting to make Him famous to her boys each and every day. As often as possible, Megan and her boys spend their time away from the table learning with a very hands-on approach. They love unit studies, science experiments, great books and especially the outdoors. One of her sons was born with a significant hearing loss, so her family learned American Sign Language, which has been an amazing blessing to all of them. Megan is passionate about encouraging moms in their faith, is inspired by others willing to share their real-life stories, finds joy in the everyday of Motherhood and loves spending as much time as possible in God’s creation with her family.

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