Snap Circuits Green
Everyone loves Snap Circuits kits that allow you to create your own electronic components and piece together working devices. This kit lets you experiment with and manufacture items featuring the latest in modern alternative energy sources. Using the hand-crank dynamo, solar panel, and wind turbine, kids can light up a LED, power a clock, charge a battery, run a small radio, measure the energy on an analog meter, and much more. Instructions are included for many projects, and as a bonus, all the parts work with other Snap Circuits sets. Go green by using this great kit to experiment with and learn about modern energy sources. Contains over 40 parts to make over 125 projects dealing with environmentally friendly energy like geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, wind, solar, tidal, hydro, and others.
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