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Wind to Hydrogen Science Kit

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The Wind to Hydrogen Science Education Kit enables students to invent their own clean energy applications using a small electric motor powered by a fuel cell. Hydrogen is produced through water electrolysis by a reversible PEM fuel cell that is itself powered by a wind turbine with profiled blades based on NASA aeronautics.

FCJJ-56 Wind to Hydrogen Science Kit

Wind to Hydrogen Science Kit - product overview

The Wind to Hydrogen Science Education Kit enables students to invent their own clean energy applications using a small electric motor powered by a fuel cell. Hydrogen is produced through water electrolysis by a reversible PEM fuel cell that is itself powered by a wind turbine with profiled blades based on NASA aeronautics. This hydrogen is then converted to electrical energy by the fuel cell and can be used to power a small fan.

 

  • Explore stoichiometry, reaction rates, and other chemistry concepts by generating hydrogen from wind power.
  • Use angular velocity, drag force, and other physics concepts to design and build an effi cient wind turbine.

Curriculum

What is included in the horizon energy curriculum? The lab equipment is just the beginning. We’ve built the horizon energy curriculum to provide teachers with multiple resources for engaging their students.

Materials provided

  • Hands-on Lab Activities
  • Teacher's Guides
  • Students's Guides

Concepts covered

chem

Chemistry Concepts

Electrolysis, Energy, Hydrogen Generation, Reaction Rates, Reactions

phys

Physics Concepts

Angular velocity, Classical Mechanics, Efficiency, Energy, Ohm's Law, Power (Electric), Rotational Mechanics

earth

Earth Science Concepts

Renewable Energy

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  • Curriculum
    Experiments 10
    Lesson time 31 hours
    Teacher's guide 29 pages
    Student's guide 48 pages
Wind to Hydrogen Science Kit

$229

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$229

1. The water levels do not drop when the gas outlet tubes on both sides of the fuel cell are unplugged.

Check whether the holes on the wall of the inner cylinder are blocked. If so, turn the inner cylinder until water enters the holes and fills up the inner cylinder.

2. The reversible fuel cell does not produce hydrogen and/or oxygen.

Check whether the wires are appropriately connected, and whether there are any loose connections. The fuel cell could be completely destroyed if the red wire of the battery pack is connected to the blackjack of the fuel cell.

Make sure the batteries are inserted with the correct polarity.

Replace the old batteries with new one in the battery pack.

3. The water electrolysis process slows down.

Inject water to the oxygen side of the reversible fuel cell by using the syringe and wait for about 3 minutes.

Replace the old batteries with new one in the battery pack.

4. The motor does not run while there is hydrogen left in the inner container.

Unplug the black pin of the short tube on the reversible fuel cell and quickly attach the pin back to the tube to purge out impure gases. You should then see the motor beging to turn again.

5. No hydrogen is produced using the wind turbine outdoors.

If the wind speed is not sufficient electricity will not be created. Use a common desk fan with faster wind speed to perform the electrolysis using the reversible fuel cell, or conduct the experiment under sufficient wind conditions.

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