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Solar Bug 2.0


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Create a solar powered insect that zips around and makes noise!

Learn about solar energy in a fun and creative way! The new solar bug design has students creating a simple solar circuit in minutes using only conductive tape! Cut out your bug, decorate it, then add your solar cell and vibrating motor! These bugs will zip around any smooth surface when in direct sunlight and make a silly clattering sound.

Each Solar Bug Kit includes all the parts you need to create your own bug. Building a bug takes 5-10 minutes to construct, with additional time needed for decorating.

The Standard Kit comes with supplies for four full bugs, as well as 8 different card stock bug templates to choose from. Additional bug parts (legs and wings) can be found in our online guide. Scissors and coloring supplies not included.

The Classroom Set comes with supplies for 25 bugs, and includes 2 card stock bug designs for each student to choose from. Additional designs and body parts can be printed off the Brown Dog Gadgets website, as well as student activity pages and lesson plans.

Directions, Lesson Plans, and Videos

To download the Wing & Legs printable click this link.

Printable directions in English and Spanish can be found on Brown Dog's online Project Database, along with leveled Lesson Plans and Student Activity Sheets.

If you have questions about implementing Solar Bugs in your classroom or after school program please contact Brown Dog Gadgets! They've been helping educators implement solar activities in their classrooms for years and have many helpful tips and tricks.

Collections: Brown Dog Gadgets

Type: Solar