TeacherGeek Catch the Bug, DIY Science Project - Explore Basic Concepts of Electricity

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TeacherGeek Catch the Bug, DIY Science Project - Explore Basic Concepts of Electricity


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  • 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

Bugs Teach...
Electrical Circuits
Current
Voltage
Resistance
Switches
Schematic Diagrams
Soldering Techniques

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
  • 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.