Snap Circuits - Introducing Students to Electronics

Looking to incorporate an introduction to circuits and electronics with your young students?  You might want to check out Snap Circuits by Elenco.  There are a variety of kits available, and each kit allows for the creation of many projects.  The kits are easy-to-use and most pieces are very rugged.  The suggested age is 8 to 108 - easily most second graders could enjoy this, even struggling readers as the directions are pictorial in nature.

Kits range in price from $25 to $150 for the "personal" kits; they range from $55-$200 for the expanded educational kits.  They can be purchased in a variety of locations, including Amazon, Target and Walmart.   Each kit provides a base grid with bumps for the pieces to snap unto.  Parts also snap onto each other at the ends.  A booklet is also included with directions for different
As a teacher, you can purchase a corresponding Teacher's Guide from Elenco's website for only $5.95 (currently). From the website: "The Teacher Guide is meant to prepare educators for proper introduction of Snap Circuits and guide them through each chapter with quizzes for the students to test their knowledge."  

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