Another school year will soon be coming to a close. Yep school will be out for summer vacation and right now they are jumping up and down shouting HOORAY. But what happens a week or two after school lets out? Then you here, mom I’m bored. I don’t have nothing to do, I’m bored. Never fear Awesome Solar Toys to the rescue. What better way to Cure The Summertime Blues Than With Solar Toys?
Toys have changed so much over the years. All the new toys on the market now are really cool. They didn’t have these kinds of toys when I was growing up. All we had was toy cars and tonka trucks. I bet I moved a ton of dirt when I was a young boy.
Solar power is fast becoming the wave of the future. Solar toys could be a neat way to introduce kids to solar power. They can learn and have fun at the same time. I done a little research on solar toys and found some really neat solar toys I would have loved to have had when I was young.
For the young men who love to build things and experiment and see what happens If I do this. How about a solar mechanics set? They can build up to 20 different model cars and gadgets and robots. The set includes a photovoltaic cell and electric motor and also includes a 60 page instruction manual and ideas of all the cool stuff you can build. This is great for passing those long afternoons. The solar mechanics set sells for 49.99 at amazon
Lets not forget the little girls out there. Solar power has a lot to offer them also. What little girl doesn’t like rainbows? I found a solar powered window mounted rainbow maker. This unit has a special crystal inside that reflects light in all directions to create the rainbow effect. It attaches to the window with a suction cup. This would make a nice addition to any little girls room. This also works at night after fully charged. This unit measures 6 by 1 by 2 inches. Just right for most windows. This solar rainbow maker is 30.00 at amazon.
For the more advanced students out there how about the Solar Lab 1.0? This kit is a little more advanced because it teaches kids about how solar cells work and how they can be used in real electric circuits. . The SolarLab 1.0 contains 10 step-by-step labs in a clearly-written illustrated manual to guide you through the basics of solar electricity. You will Learn:All about solar photovoltaic electricity and the history of solar, how to build circuits to power different devices, how to use a digital multimeter to learn about voltage, current, power and resistance, adding voltage with series circuits, adding current with parallel circuits, how to build a solar battery charger and LED light. The Kit includes: Comprehensive 44 page manual with 10 lab exercises, multi-voltage solar panel with adjustable stand, digital multimeter, motor with fan blade and stand, LED’s, diode, resisters, battery holder, batteries, and test leads. The Solar Lab 1.0 sells for 49.99 at amazon
Now for the smaller kids like 2 to 6 year olds there are all the different little solar toys. I call them bobble head solar toys. They are the toys that people put in the window and they dance around or their head bobbles(hence the name bobble heads). There are so many bobble head toys out there it would be impossible to list them all here. All the little ones will watch them for hours while they do their little dances and bobbles. Please go HERE to see the whole BIG list of bobble heads.
As with anything solar they work on batteries of course the sun charges the batteries through the photovoltaic cell. After thousands of cycles of discharge and re-charge the batteries will become unable to hold its charge and will need to be replaced for continued use of the solar product. Batteries come in all sizes and descriptions so if you find yourself in the need of replacement batteries please go HERE to find the replacement batteries suitable for your solar product.
Hopefully this article will help with the summertime blues. I would like to thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed the article and found it helpful. Thanks Michael Cox.
Have you ever been curious as to how solar power works? Please visit my article science of solar to learn more.
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