Snap Circuits Home Learning

Snap Circuits Home Learning

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Item #: 073341
Grades: 3-AD

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Snap circuits are a fantastic learning tool, but they don't always translate into "practical" scientific knowledge. This set seeks to remedy that, emphasizing the real-world applications of each of the 30 activities. Compared to other Snap Circuits, consider this an introductory set with integrated activities. Each "lesson" includes a fill-in-the-blanks style worksheet in which students troubleshoot projects and theoretical circuits as they progress to more complex builds. Includes 25 Snap Circuits along with a downloadable manual with 30 activities and a quiz.

Publisher Description:

Snap Circuits®Home Learning I is a tool for opening the exciting world of electronics. Following the Learn by Doing®concept, electronics will be easy to understand by building circuits as you learn about them. Electronics plays an important and increasing role in our everyday lives, and so some basic knowledge of it is good for everyone. The manual emphasizes the practical applications of electronics, without bogging down on mathematics. This set is as much about science as about electronics: It teaches how to conduct scientific investigation, and the activities develop basic skills needed in today's world.

- Includes 25 parts

- Downloadable manual with introduction, 30 activities, and quiz


As a result of completion of activities 1 - 30 in this kit, students will:

  • Understand basic information about electricity as a form of energy
  • Control the flow of electricity through a number of circuits and device
  • Identify the path of electricity through a circuit
  • Identify the parts of a circuit
  • Repair a non-functioning circuit
  • Transform electrical energy into light, sound, and motion
  • Identify series and parallel circuits
  • Determine if materials are conductors of electricity or insulators
  • Observe the effect of resistance on the brightness of a bulb or LED
  • Study the motion of a motor
  • Produce and study sound from a speaker
  • Draw and label circuit diagrams
  • Build a Morse Code sender (telegraph using light instead of sound)
  • Send and receive messages in Morse code, and decode messages received
  • Observe the effect of fluorescent light on a spinning disc
  • Observe the effect of electricity on a temporary magnet (electromagnet)
  • Use a transistor to switch devices on or off
  • Make a circuit that detects the presence of water
  • Have a better understanding of the scientific method of investigation

For ages 8 and up.
Batteries: 2 x AA

Category Description for Snap Circuits Teaching Kits:
Category Description for Electronic Snap Circuits:

These easy-to-use circuit kits are composed of over 30 easy to snap "blocks" of all necessary electronic components, similar to those used in Switch On!. An impressive number of projects can be made using these parts, including an electric light, a sound activated switch, lamp and fan, two-speed fan, laser "gun." police siren, clap sounds, blinking double flashlight, motor sounds, strobe lights, motor-controlled lamp, lamp/speaker/fan in parallel, pencil alarm, touch motor, bomb sound, simple water alarm, and many, many more projects and games. Each project is listed in the booklet, and featured in a half-page layout which includes a full-color diagram of the finished setup, objective, and directions. The parts are all labeled on the diagram, making it easy to set up the project, and the directions include an explanation of how the circuit works, so maybe after the thrill of creating their own laser "gun" or water alarm wears off, they'll come back and actually figure out how it works. A fairly detailed orientation to the parts in the kit and their functions, safety guidelines, parts checklist and a troubleshooting guide are all included at the beginning, so students can complete the projects safely - and get a lot more from the kit than just "making cool stuff." Looking back from beyond college, I definitely recommend any child looking to the science route in college to play around a bit with one of these kits - it honestly does make understanding circuits and charges at the college level a little easier. This is definitely too fun to be "science!" A Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Winner. - Jess

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14.81" x 9.69" x 1.81"
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Teaching my Grandson (8 years old) more about the basics of Science, and the hands on experience.
M Diane on Dec 24, 2018
Teaching my Grandson (8 years old) more about the basics of Science, and the hands on experience.
M Diane on Dec 24, 2018
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