We were asked by the lovely people at Find me a gift.com to review one of their science products.
I chose the Dynamo torch set from Green Science, as it is one of those these that is great to demonstrate but you don’t usually have the equipment lying about the house. It is in my opinion a good investment kit.
Basically the Dynamo Torch Science Experiment shows you how to turn a simple toy motor into a generator. This generator converts hand motion into electrical energy and can even power a light bulb! The fantastic science kit shows you how to make a unique torch and no batteries are even required.
It is priced at £9.99
The set is recommended from age five plus with supervision of an adult and I think this is because it has fiddly parts and obviously the concept is a tricky one. However as you know, for me it is not always about the science theory it is about sparking interest and I can assure you that Noah at age three, thought it was amazing that he could make a light turn on just by turning a wheel!
I did set my husband the challenge of putting it toegtehr purely becasue I use dynamo concepts all the time when teaching so would know what to do, and I wanted to see if it was easy to put together by a ‘non scientist’. He found the instructions very simple and straight forward and to be fair, he is not the most practically minded so they must have been good. You do need a little screwdriver and a good one at that, as there is some little screws to put in.
This was the results!
And in Action! The little tune in this video was created spontaneously by Noah and I just had to hold in my giggles!
So we have one Dymano Torch Kit up for grabs.
All you need to do is complete the following Rafflecoptor Instructions