Solar Bug 2.0
- Grades: 4+
- Number of Students: 1 per Solar Bug (up to 4 or 25)
Related Documents: Project Database
Create a solar powered insect 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 bug, 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 bugs 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 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 for printing. 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 our website, as well as student activity pages and lesson plans.
Note: Please see kit options towards the top of the page.
- 16x Googly Eyes
- 4x Solar Cells
- 4x Self-Sticking Motors
- 4x Foam Tape Squares
- 4x Double-Sided Bug Cards
- 1x 5m Roll 1/4 Maker TapeTM
*contains enough materials for 4 solderless projects
- 100x Googly Eyes
- 25x Self Stick Motors
- 25x Solar Cells
- 25x Foam Tape Squares
- 25x Bug Cards
- 1x 20m Roll 1/4”
- Maker TapeTM
*contains enough materials for 25 solderless projects
⚠WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.