The Perfect Gift for the 12-Year-Old Green Science Nerd in Your Life

James sent along this cool-looking model house kit for the aspiring green architect in the family:

With the Power House kit you can build a model house complete with solar panels, windmill, greenhouse, and desalination system. You can build and operate an electric train, windmill, solar cooker, solar hot water tank, hygrometer, electric motor, power hoist, sail car, and more! Plant watercress, prepare sauerkraut, and make chewing gum. Learn how plants convert sunlight into energy for your body and your engines.

Plant watercress! Prepare sauerkraut! Here’s a, uh, artist’s rendering. If it hasn’t been yet, this badboy ought to be featured on Geekdad.

1 comment

  1. This is an excellent kit. I’m not 12 (hah) but I bought it for myself anyway before Christmas. The project descriptions were too hard to resist. I have only had a chance to assemble it and add the solar panels so far but I plan to document my progress with pics. I think it would make a wonderful classroom project or as an educational presentation for the local conservation authority.

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