Aug 9, 2014
Summer Special: Solar Bugs
Today's project: Solar-powered Bugs
solar cells with a vibrating motor (we removed ours from toys similar to this)
sticky-back craft foam sheets (sparkly is especially nice)
What kids do:
tips and notes:
--these don't work on overcast days, but luckily, the sun came out before the end of our program so kids could test their bugs to make sure they worked.
--if your bug isn't moving and it's in bright sunlight, make sure that the moving part at the end of the motor isn't obstructed before you go to the trouble of replacing the solar cell.