Thames & Kosmos Alternative Energy and Environmental Science Sustainable Earth Lab

News of environmental problems threatening life on Earth seems to be everywhere. All of this information can be frightening and confusing, especially to a child. This science kit gives you the tools and informationto learn firsthand about the environmental problems burdening our planet and how we as a civilization can overcome these problems through sustainable practices and the sensible use of technology.

The kit is organized into five main sections: renewable energies, natural resource usage, climate change prevention, waste and water management, and energy conservation. Exploring these topics by doing hands-on experiments and seeing real results helps young scientists attain a solid grounding in these often abstract and intangible concepts. Construct a miniature water treatment plant and learn how substances in unnatural concentrations can pollute habitats and harm life. Manufacture recycled paper and plastic. Get an understanding of the rapid growth in world population. Explore the causes and consequences of the greenhouse effect with carbon dioxide tests. Experiment with heat transfer and insolation. Build devices to explore wind power, water power, and passive and active solar power technology. Become an “energy detective” and track down wasteful uses of energy at school and in your home.

  • National Geographic’s Net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs
  • Preserve our planet
  • Sustainable Earth Lab Environmental Science Kit
  • Experiment to save our planet
  • For ages 8 years and above

Solar Powered 15 LED Security Light and Motion Detector 2013

The Security Sensor LED Light is a solar powered convenience light with a built-in motion sensor. It is ideal for backyard security and walkway lighting as it turns on whenever movement is detected. With a removable solar panel on a 16-foot cord, it can also be used for lighting garden sheds, outhouses or interior rooms. Since it is solar powered, it is easy for anyone to install. Specifications: Bulb brightness:15pcs super bright 12,000 mcd LEDs Motion sensor passive infrared 100 coverage, 15m / 15′ range Solar panel 75mm x 150mm / 3″ x 6″ weather resistant solar panel / Battery 2 – 3 years 3.6V 800 maH Ni-MH battery UV protected housing Mounting options: house, pole, roof Easy installation: No wiring No electrical installation No battery change No electrical cost No bulb maintenance

  • Bulb brightness:15pcs super bright 12,000 mcd LEDs
  • Motion sensor passive infrared 100
  • Battery 2 – 3 years 3.6V 800 maH Ni-MH battery
  • UV protected housing
  • Mounting options: house, pole, roof

Tricod Black Solar Powered Camping Lantern

Solar powered; No Wiring; Powered by the sun; Fast and easy to install; Energy saving; Recharged by solar panels under sunlight; Light turns on automatically when dark; Super bright LED for brighter light output; Rechargeable Ni-Cd AA battery (included); Rechargable with DC Power Adpotor; Safe water resistant; CE certified; LED bulb never burns out; Up to 10 hours of light when dark; Corrosion resistant; LEDs can last up to 100,000 hours; Batteries are rechargeable and should last for approximately 2 years before replacing; Ideal for areas where conventional electrial supply is not available; Products size approx diameter 4-inch by 6-inch (H); This energy-efficient, low-maintenance solar light can be used as Camping Light, Hiking Light, Night Light as well as the Emergency Light. It can also add a charming, decorative glow to your driveway and patio.

  • Solar powered
  • No Wiring
  • Fast and easy to install
  • Energy saving
  • Recharged by solar panels under sunlight

Westek TM08DHB Decorative Indoor Power Strip Timer

The Westek TM08DHB Decorative Indoor Power Strip Timer allows timed power control over 4 separate appliances while maintaining continuous power to 4 more in an easy to use 24-hour timer combined with an eight-outlet power strip. Four outlets are controlled by the timer and four are independent (always on), providing the ultimate in flexibility. Great for keeping a light on when you’re away from home or home offices. Accepts standard 3-prong connections. AmerTac manufacturing brands including Westek offer complete lines of distinctive decorative home accent products that include trend-setting wallplates, money-saving LED night lights, innovative under cabinet lighting and LED battery operated lights. More functional product lines include energy-saving timers, dimmers, and lighting controls, as well as an extensive offering of consumer electronics accessories for the home and office. AmerTac’s products are distributed to leading home centers, lighting showrooms, mass merchandisers and supermarket chains throughout North America.

  • Keep your home safe while you are away
  • 48 On/48 Off per week
  • Timer controls 4 of the 8 outlets
  • Accepts eight 3-prong plugs
  • Features a white finish

Ecotronics Eco Rocket

Ecotronic Toys are planet friendly techno fun. Did you know there are billions of batteries sold in the US every year – many of them for toys – but only about 1% of them are recycled? The rest end up in our landfills and are poisoning our planet. The world’s resources are diminishing quickly and we can’t afford this kind of waste, financially or ecologically. But you know what? Energy doesn’t have to cost anything. Ecotronic Toys bring electronic lights and sound to toys without the need to use traditional batteries. How’s that work? Part of the fun of Ecotronic toys is actually bringing them to life. Give it a shake or wind it up. The energy used to perform these simple motions gets converted to electrical energy by dynamo technology. This is then used to power the toy. The best part about Ecotronic Toys – they never run out of juice.

  • Use a hand crank to charge up this super cool rocket ship
  • Hear a realistic countdown, watch launchers power up and finally blast off with flashing lights and cool sounds
  • Includes removable cockpit hatch
  • Hand crank stores neatly in body
  • Bio-degradable packaging too

Progressive International Can Crusher

Progressive International is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive, and fun kitchen tools and great ideas put into practice. Our in-house designers spend hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and tools. Established in 1973, our commitment to quality and service allows us to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. This wall mounted can crusher is constructed of coated steel making it long lasting and durable. Easy slide action makes crushing cans quick and simple. It folds for easy storage. Soft grip handle.

  • Wall mounted can crusher
  • Constructed with heavy guage steel
  • Easy slide action makes crushing cans easy
  • Folds for easy storage

Sanyo Eneloop 4 Pack AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargable Batteries w/ Charger

Once charged, eneloop keeps its charge even if you store it for 6 or 12 months without use / No more worries about the state of charge of your battery.
  • Compact charging kit with quartet of 2,000 mAh AA batteries for digital cameras, remotes, and more
  • Pre-charged and ready to use right out of the pack; preserves charge for long periods of time
  • Extremely slow self-discharge rate maintains 85 percent of capacity after 1 year of storage
  • Over-voltage protection system; foldaway AC plug offers worldwide voltage for traveling
  • Batteries can be charged up to 1,000 times (including partially) without experiencing memory effect

ECOFAN 812AMXBX AirMax Large Heat Powered Wood Stove Fan, Made in Canada, Black

Ecofans are self-regulating, as the stove heats up, the Ecofan runs faster, circulating more air, further into your room. As the stove cools, the fan slows down and shuts off. And unlike noisy built-in blowers the Ecofan is whisper quiet.

Ecofans also act as a great indicator that your fire needs to be stoked. When the fan starts to slow down, you automatically know that it is time to load the fire with more wood!

  • Warm your room up to 38% faster with the largest and highest performing Ecofan model, the Ecofan AirMax
  • Ideal for all room sizes, the AirMax circulates more warm air further into your home!
  • Tested and proven to save you up to 18% in fuel with more efficient distribution of heat from your wood stove
  • No electricity needed, Ecofans generate power by converting the heat from your wood stove into electricity
  • Designed and manufactured in Canada for over 20 years, Ecofans have been tested in the harshest winters and come with a 2 year limited warranty