is a little crazy. When the sun shines on its solar paneled back it jumps around
all over the place. A great demonstration of a solar panel converting clean
light energy from the sun into electricity. Have your students in fits of
laughter as they learn about environmentally friendly sources of
Age: 6 +
grasshopper toy in a blister pack (grasshopper is approximately 4 cm from head to
does it work?
required, the sun’s light does all the work. When the grasshopper is in direct
sunlight, the solar panel on its back converts the light energy into electrical
energy. The generated electrical energy, in turn, powers the micro vibration
motor causing this crazy critter to jump about. A strong artificial light
source, like a spot light, can be used as an alternative to the sun. A unique,
memorable way to learn about solar panels.
- How solar cells convert the
sun’s light energy into electrical energy.
- Using solar energy as a clean,
environmentally friendly alternative to burning fossil fuels for
- Global warming and the green
Don’t forget to check out
grasshopper’s cousin – the solar cockroach!
CHOKING HAZARD – Small Parts. Not for children under 3