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Dodeca 12-in-1 Solar-Hydraulic Kit NGSS

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We know renewable energy sources and green technologies will play a major role in our students' future lives. This unique kit will teach your students how to engineer 12 different robots that use both solar and hydraulic power

Description

We know renewable energy sources and green technologies will play a major role in our students' future lives. This unique kit will teach your students how to engineer 12 different robots that use both solar and hydraulic power in harmony. Students will actively learn about two key types of alternative energy while they use their imaginations to create four different vehicles (Dune Buggy, Obstacle Avoiding Rover, Excavator, and Forklift) and eight different animals (Elephant, Pterosaurs, Monkey, Ostrich, T-Rex, Crocodile, Scorpion, and Dog-Walker). Building these 12 exciting robots encourages manual dexterity, problem solving, and self-confidence. Kit includes instructions, 231 pieces. No batteries required! For ages 8+.

Kit sizes range from Obstacle Avoiding Rover: 4.37" x3.66" x4.25" to Pterosaurs: 8.97" x9.01" x10.15"

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

1-PS4-2
1-PS4-3
K-2-ETS1-2
K-2-ETS1-3
4-PS3-2
4-PS3-4
3-5-ETS1-2
3-5-ETS1-3
MS-PS3-5
MS-PS4-1
MS-PS4-2
MS-LS1-3
MS-ETS1-2
MS-ETS1-4
HS-PS3-3
HS-PS3-3
HS-PS3-4
HS-PS4-1
HS-PS4-3
HS-PS4-4
HS-PS4-5
HS-LS1-3
HS-LS4-4
HS-ETS1-2
HS-ETS1-3
HS-ETS1-4

This kit offers students practical experiences of working with green technology. The Dodeca Robot offers learners of all ages a chance to build and rebuild a variety of 12 different robots: solar-powered and hydraulic-powered machines and animal models.

Students can use the robots in a variety of applications to understand how solar energy - a renewable energy source - can be optimized from a commercial standpoint.

Students can use the robots in a variety of lighting situations such as inside the classroom with a high intensity lamp or outside on a sunny day. They can perform experiments to support mathematical representations of light. By utilizing the solar panel in the kit, students can get a hands-on opportunity to learn more about the Electromagnetic Spectrum and transfer of energy.

An interesting extension of this kit is the animals that can be built. During construction, students can model and explore how Natural Selection plays a part in the success and evolution of a species.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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