Solar Hydrogen Education Kit

Brand: Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Product Code: 810019

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The Horizon Solar Hydrogen Education Kit (FCJJ-16) lets students invent their own clean energy applications using fuel cells and renewable hydrogen created using solar energy and water. The kit also comes with a small electric motor and propeller blade as the starting point for the motorized applications you can build using your futuristic solar energy storage device. The set comes with a complete curriculum on renewable energy with easy to follow experiment manual, assembly guide, flash animations, and background history on the technology.


✔ Turn Solar Energy Into Hydrogen Energy
✔ Includes Horizon’s complete curriculum on renewable energy on CD-ROM
✔ Lessons on solar energy, hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysis, and basic electronics
✔ Build your own solar powered inventions using a fuel cell
✔ UPC: 6942503401028

Experiments and Activities:

✔ Solar energy experiments

1. The effect of heat and cooling on solar panels
2. The effect of shade on solar panels
3. The effect of tilt angle on solar panels
4. Finding the solar panel’s maximum power point

✔ Hydrogen energy experiments

1. Electrolysis mode: generating hydrogen and oxygen from water
2. Fuel cell mode: generating electricity from hydrogen and oxygen
3. Determining the minimum voltage for water decomposition
4. Polarization states for hydrogen fuel cells

Contents Include:

Reversible PEM fuel cell
✔ Reversible PEM fuel cell base
Hydrogen and oxygen tanks
✔ Inner gas containers
✔ Water/gas tank module base
Transparent silicon tubing
Flexible 2mm banana connecting leads
✔ Plastic plug pins for fuel cell
Battery pack with connecting leads
✔ Motor and fan with propeller blade
1 Watt solar panel
✔ Assembly instructions
✔ CD with curriculum manuals

 Horizon Solar Hydrogen Education Kit Assembly Guide, FCJJ-16

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

✔ Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
✔ Analyzing and Interpreting Data
✔ Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
✔ Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
✔ Engaging in Argument from Evidence
✔ Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

✔ Cause and Effect
✔ Energy and Matter

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

✔ HS-PS3.D - Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life

1. The water levels do not drop when the gas outlet tubes on both sides of the reversible 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.
a) Check whether the wires are appropriately connected, and whether there are any loose connections. The reversible fuel cell could be completely destroyed if the red wire of the battery pack is connected to the black jack of the reversible fuel cell.
b) Make sure the batteries are inserted with the correct polarity.
c) Replace the old batteries with new one in the battery pack.
3. The water electrolysis process slows down.
a: Inject water to the oxygen side of the reversible fuel cell by using the syringe and wait for about 3 minutes.
b: Replace the old batteries with new one in the battery pack.
4. The load cannot work 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. You can see the load working well again.
5. No hydrogen is produced under the sunlight.
If the sunlight is not strong enough electricity will not be created. Use the battery pack provided to perform the electrolysis using the reversible fuel cell.

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