Learn and understand the principles of Solar Power with the fischertechnik Education Solar: Beginner kit. Renewable energy sources will play an increasingly significant role in future. A solar module generates electricity from the energy of the sun to move the solar boats and the solar car. Whether on water or land, the construction set is a learning-by-playing approach to solar power. The solar module and solar motor can be used to make a solar vehicle, a ventilating fan and two floating ship models ("Solar Catamaran" and "Paddle Steamer"). The instructional activity information about solar is available online (fischertechnik-eLearning.com).
Programming in elementary school
The new “Starter Set for micro:bit” by fischertechnik is a great method for teaching students in grade 3 and above the basic principles of programming with single board micro:bit computers. The set includes the fischertechnik parts needed for building three stationary models, and the new fischertechnik “micro:bit IO F5 adapter”. This adapter board features 8 outputs and 6 inputs. It can be used to control the three simple and easy to understand simulation models (a pedestrian light, an automated hand dryer, and an automated parking barrier) equipped with actuators and sensors using the “micro:bit” board. The additional teaching and activity materials, available for free download on the fischertechnik eLearning Portal, provide direction on getting started with the models, as well as performing various informative tasks.
Our Solar Power set demonstrates a key future energy source in a fun way. Electricity is generated using a solar module, helping to power the helicopter, aeroplane, windmill and carousel. Whether on land or in the air - this building set is the perfect choice to discover solar power in a fun way. Additional teaching materials on solar power are available online, to help students better understand the background of the technology.