If you're familiar with our Solar Bug 2.0 Kit then you'll recognize this project. By popular request we've made a reptile and amphibian version of the kit. The kits come with 8 different critters (four cards, and a design on each side) to choose from. For our Classroom Set you can also add in additional critter templates (so everyone in the class has the exact same thing).
Create a solar powered critter that moves with this fun filled STEM project!
Learn about solar energy by creating a simple solar circuit in minutes using only conductive tape! Cut out your critter template, decorate it, then add your solar cell and vibrating motor! All parts are connected with our special Maker Tape conductive tape, perfect for younger students. Once built these critters will move around in the sun, and best of all they'll never run out of power!
The Standard Kit comes with supplies for four full critter, as well as 8 different card stock animal templates to choose from. Scissors and coloring supplies not included.
The Classroom Set comes with supplies for 25 critters, and includes 8 of each of our animal cards to choose from. You're also able to add in an additional 20 animal template cards of your choosing if you'd like all students to all have the same same template. Only available for the Classroom Set.
Warning: Kit includes small parts. These are a choking hazard. Not intended for children under the age of 10.
Directions, eBooks, Lesson Plans, and Videos
Printable directions and an eBook can be found on our online Project Database, and include leveled Lesson Plans and Student Activity Sheets. Currently you can use the Solar Bug 2.0 guides, lessons, and activities for the Critters as they're identical projects.
If you have questions about implementing our Solar Critters in your classroom or after school program please contact us. We've been helping educators implement solar activities in their classrooms for years and have many helpful tips and tricks.