DIY Salt water powered car Science Experiments Learning Kit
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DIY Salt water powered car Science Experiments Learning Kit

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Fueling the Future, One Teaspoon at a Time: Drive on Saltwater Power!

DIY saltwater-powered toy car is a fun and educational project that demonstrates a simple form of alternative energy. The basic concept involves using a chemical reaction between salt water and metal to generate a small electric current that powers a motor. This setup creates a basic galvanic cell, where aluminum/zinc undergoes oxidation (loses electrons) and copper acts as the site for reduction (gaining electrons). The saltwater serves as the electrolyte, allowing ions to flow and complete the circuit.

The power generated through this method is minimal, so ensure that the toy car and motor are lightweight.

Remember: This is a simple and basic demonstration of an electrochemical reaction. The power generated is quite limited, and the car's performance might vary based on factors like the concentration of the saltwater solution and the quality of the materials used. It's a great project for introducing concepts of alternative energy sources and basic circuitry to learners.

Materials and User Manual:

  • Small DC motor
  • Wheels and axles
  • Small chassis or base (can be made of cardboard, plastic, or wood)
  • Copper and Aluminium/zinc plates or strips (can be salvaged from old batteries)
  • Wires with alligator clips
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Baking soda (optional, for enhancing conductivity)
  • Hot glue gun or adhesive
  • Small container for salt-water solution


Prepare the Chassis: Create a simple chassis for your toy car using plastic Plate and given accessories. Attach the wheels and axles securely to the chassis. Attach the small DC motor to the chassis. The motor will provide the motion for your toy car.

Create the Saltwater Power Source:Mix salt and water to create a saltwater solution. You can add a pinch of baking soda to enhance conductivity. *Attach a copper plate or strip to one end of the wires using alligator clips. *Attach a zinc plate or strip to the other end of the wires using alligator clips.

Connect the Power Source to the Motor: *Attach the copper plate wire to the positive terminal of the motor. *Attach the zinc plate wire to the negative terminal of the motor.

Assemble the Power Source: Place the copper and zinc plates in the saltwater solution, ensuring that they do not touch each other. The saltwater will create a chemical reaction between the metals, generating a small electric current.

Test the Toy Car: Place the assembled power source onto your toy car's chassis. If everything is connected correctly and the chemical reaction is taking place, the motor should start spinning the wheels of the car.

Fine-Tuning: Experiment with the concentration of saltwater and the distance between the copper and zinc plates to optimize the power generation.

Secure Components: Once you're satisfied with the setup, secure all components using hot glue or adhesive to prevent them from moving during operation.

Advantages of This Science Project

Quality Time Together: Strengthen the bond with your child as you embark on these experiments together. Watch their eyes light up with discovery and share precious moments that they'll cherish forever.

Learning Wrapped in Fun: Ignite their passion for learning in an exciting way. Our learning kit transforms education into an adventure, making it the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, or just because.

Confidence and Achievement: With each completed experiment, your child's confidence will soar. They'll feel the thrill of accomplishment, boosting self-esteem and a "can-do" attitude.

Features of This Science Project

  • It promotes children's practical ability and Creative thinking.
  • It's easy to make and gives kids a sense of accomplishment.
  • It enhances the scientific knowledge of children.
  • It inspires children's interest and curiosity.
  • The product synchronizes the global STEM teaching concept.
  • Use high-quality environmentally friendly materials to ensure the safety and health of children.
  • The product provides paper assembly instructions and scientific principles.

Physical Attributes

  • Dimensions (cm) L x W x H : 19.5 x 12 x 4
  • Weight (gm) : 148

Package Includes

  • 1 x DIY Salt water powered car Science Experiments Learning Kit

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Saraf A.
Such an awesome product .. Loved it

Very Good For DIY Kit

Sridhar C.
Great Value for Money

Large Variety and Great Value for Money