MudWatt: Grow a Living Fuel Cell
MudWatt engages kids in STEM in a whole new way, using the power of electricity-generating bacteria living in the soil beneath our feet!
* The award-winning bio-energy pet!
* Build your very own fuel cell that runs on muddy microbes
* A perfect STEM project for budding scientists and engineers
* Includes: 1 complete MudWatt set with the free MudWatt Explorer App
MudWatts are reusable and can last for years!
Kids experiment with different types of soil (and food from the fridge) to maximize their power output. The MudWatt Explorer App lets kids measure their power, track their MudWatt’s bacteria growth, and unlock an awesome educational comic book!
Microbiology, Energy, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Engineering, all in one experience!
Find out the nitty-gritty on how MudWatt works.
Building your MudWatt: 30-45 Minutes
Measuring your MudWatt's growth: Once per day for 2 weeks
Analyzing data: 30 Minutes
Keeping it blinking: Can last up to decades!
Classroom Pack Includes
- 10 Complete MudWatt Units (10 Anodes, 10 Cathodes, 10 Vessels, 10 BlinkerBoards, 3 Digital Clocks)
- 9 Pairs of Alligator Cables and Jumper Wires (for connecting MudWatts together)
- 10 20-Page Educational/Instruction Booklets
- 10 Pairs of Black Nitrile Gloves
- MudWatt Explorer App (available on iTunes and Google Play)
- What Kind Of Soil Is Best?
- Meet the Microbes!
- Activity 1: How Big Are Microbes?
- Activity 2: Make a Microbe!
- Activity 3: Extremophile Profile
- Teacher's Guide
- Electricity and Circuits
- Activity 1: Insulators and Conductors
- Activity 2: Measuring Current and Voltage of a Mudwatt
- Activity 3: Finding a MudWatt's Maximum Power
- Activity 4: Connecting Multiple MudWatts Together
- Teacher's Guide
- Soil Ecology and Nutrient Cycling
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We deliver Australia-wide with these options:
- $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
- $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
- $8.95 for Express Post (Overnight for Australia Post Next Day Network, tracked)
- Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)
International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:
- $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
- $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)
If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.
Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):
Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.