Tech Will Save Us Thirsty Plant Kit (8 years+)
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THIRSTY PLANT KIT (Solar Plant Kit)
Build a solar powered sensor that lights up when your plant needs water. Learn about solar power. Make circuits. Get messy with plaster-of-paris.
Learn to build functional circuits and sensors
Make the sensor using plaster and a circuit.
Intro to solar technology
Twist the wires together to build the solar panels and attach to your favourite plant.
Perfect for caring kids - looking after plants is fun!
The light will flash when the plant's thirst needs quenching!
What's in the box?
- Two LEDs
- Plastic Marker
- Two Nails
- Acrylic Casing
- Resistor (plus spare)
- Mosfet (plus spare)
- Plastic Container
- Solar Panel
- Free access to our Make platform
What is the Solar Plant kit?
The Solar Plant kit is a solar-powered sensor which lights up to alert when the plant is in need of water.
What do you learn with this kit?
Kids learn about how solar energy works by building their own solar-powered circuit. They also use plaster of paris to make a moisture sensor.
What is the recommended age?
8 years and up – though we think it’s a great kit for forgetful grownups too
How is it powered?
You guessed it – it’s powered through solar energy, so no batteries are needed!