Solar Grasshopper

When the sun shines on its back, it jumps around. A fun solar energy learning tool.
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This grasshopper 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 electricity.

Age: 6 +

What you get

Solar powered grasshopper toy in a blister pack (grasshopper is approximately 4 cm from head to tail).

How does it work?

No batteries required, the suns 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 suns light energy into electrical energy.
  • Using solar energy as a clean, environmentally friendly alternative to burning fossil fuels for electricity.
  • Global warming and the green house effect.


Dont forget to check out grasshoppers cousin the solar cockroach!

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.


More Information
Length (cm) 14
Width (cm) 10
Height (cm) 1
Age Group 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years
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