Great activity for kids aged 12+ (who are we kidding, adults too)
Teaches basic concepts of electricity
Note: Color of main "bug" component vary and are not guaranteed. Colors can be green, blue, red, or yellow.
Are you ready to "Catch the Bug?" The most popular TeacherGeek activity comes with all the components and free downloadable guides that take students on an exciting educational adventure. Upon completion of the self-directed step by step Bug Build Guide and comprehensive Bug Electronics Lab, the Bug is ready to roam and explore by bumping into objects and finding new paths around the room. Learning and understanding basic concepts of electricity such as series and parallel circuits, voltage, current, resistance, switches and schematic diagrams has never been this much fun.
The Bug Activity... •Makes electrical concepts interesting and understandable •Appeals to a multitude of abilities, ages and knowledge levels •Allows students to work at their own level and pace •Challenges students to gain a higher level of understanding •Provides additional challenges for advanced students •Challenges and engages students like no other electronics project •Teaches electrical concepts using exciting physical feedback •Allows students to take ownership in the learning process and take home the finished product
What Else Do I Need? Tools and Supplies Needed to Build a Bug: •Heat Source: strip heater (best for classroom use), hot water or hair dryer •Safety Glasses •Soldering Iron •Lead-Free Solder (about 1 foot per Bug) •Crimping Tool •Wire Strippers •Pliers •AA Batteries (2 per Bug) •Alligator Clip Leads •Multimeter •Resistors
Note: If you are an existing TeacherGeek customer, the TeacherGeek part number for this activity is 3301