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SolarBots: 8-in-1 Solar Robot Kit NGSS

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Build eight unique robots that are powered by the sun

Description

Build eight unique robots that are powered by the sun - batteries not required! Using a compact solar panel, these cool little bots harness energy from the sun to power an electric motor to get moving. Build a drummer robot that marches along beating a drum, an armadillo robot that does somersaults, a solar bug that crawls on six legs, and more! The 48-page, full-color manual guides solar power pioneers through model assembly and offers fun scientific facts about the real-life applications of solar technology. What solar-powered inventions will you dream up? Ages 6+.

NGSS

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

Elementary Middle School High School

1-PS4-2

Students can conduct investigations showing evidence of illumination from an external source such as the Sun.

1-PS4-3

Using the Solar Kit, students can plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

4-PS3-2

Using the Solar Kit, students can make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-4

Using the Solar Kit, students can apply scientific ideas to design, test, and redefine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

3-5-ETS1-3

Students can use the Solar Kit to plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved

DCI/1-PS4.B

Electromagnetic Radiation. Objects can be seen only when light is available to illuminate them.

MS-PS3-5

Using the Solar Kit, students can develop an investigation and model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance change, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.

MS-PS4-1

Students can conduct investigations using the Solar Kit showing evidence that the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave is related to the speed and endurance of the Solar Racing Car.

MS-ETS1-4

Students can use the Solar Kit to develop a model or experiment to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

HS-PS3-3

Students can use the Solar Kit to design, build, and redefine a devise that works with given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-PS4-5

Students can use the Solar Kit to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture energy.

HS-PS3-4

Students can use the Solar Kit to design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-ETS1-2

Students can use the Solar Kit in an investigation to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

This Solar Kit is an excellent building kit for all ages. It is designed to teach how solar power is used to drive a small motor. Use solar energy to power a motor that can be used to build any one of six different devices.

1-PS4-2
1-PS4-3
4-PS3-2
3-5-ETS1-3
MS-PS3-2
MS-PS3-4
MS-PS3-5
MS-ETS1-4
HS-ETS1-2
HS-PS3-3

Students can use the Solar Kit to perform experiments. Make observations to produce data to serve as the basis for an explanation.

MS-PS4-1
HS-PS3-4

Students can use the olar Kit in a variety of applications to understand how solar energy; this renewable energy source can be optimized from a commercial standpoint.

HS-PS4-5

Students can use the Solar Kit inside with a high intensity lamp in the classroom, a sunny windowsill and outside on a sunny day to perform experiments to support mathematical representations of light.

S&E

Students can plan and carry out investigations to answer questions or test solutions regarding Solar Energy and its practical applications.

DCI/MS-PS4.B

Electromagnetic Radiation. When light shines on an object, it is reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through the object, depending on the object's materials and frequency of the light.

 

* 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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