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The Salt Water Fuel Cell Monster Truck Kit is equipped with four-wheel drive mechanical construction. It easily handles different types of terrain by its twisted car body design. The transparent case design allows children to see the rhythm of the piston in vertical or horizontal position. Each monster wheel can change its angle individually and the truck can change its height and shape. Forward and reverse…no problem; simply switch the “positive and negative” connectors. Oh, by the way, did we mention that it is fueled by salt water? The Salt Water Fuel Cell Monster Truck gives children a chance to learn about new forms of clean energy, while building and powering their very own kit.
Recommended ages 10 and up.
How Does It Work?
The Salt Water Monster Truck uses an electrochemical cell for its power source. In this cell, you have anodes, cathodes, and electrolytes that convert chemical energy into electrical energy. With the fuel cell in this kit, you have magnesium (anode), a porous carbon sheet (cathode), and salt water (electrolyte). During the chemical reaction, the magnesium loses electrons to the chlorine in the table salt. This process causes hydrogen ions to be formed and to travel from the magnesium to the carbon sheet. This creates an electrical current that powers the monster truck.