Snap Circuits by Elenco – The Greatest Science Toy Ever!
We ended up buying Snap Circuits by Elenco because we were teaching our kids about the flow of electrons and how electricity works. Snap Circuits is seriously the best darn science toy hands down! There’s nothing that even compares to it and we’ve played with a lot of science toys. Snap Circuits is awesome because you can build your own little electronics projects that actually work. Turn on lights, play music, spin the fan and learn how electricity works at the same time! My kids LOVE Snap Circuits! We bought the Snap Circuits SC-100 kit and it comes with 100 different projects to create using the pieces that you have. You can upgrade to the larger kits at anytime, we started with the smallest because we were beginners.
Playing with Snap Circuits
Inside the Snap Circuits box is an instruction booklet, a Snap Circuits board and all the pieces you need to create the projects listed in the booklet. All the pieces snap into place on the circuit board and they connect together so that the flow of electricity from the batteries flows throughout your project. You will need two AA batteries for the power supply.
How Does Snap Circuits Work?
Snap Circuits is a fun science toy that teaches kids how electricity works in a fun, hands-on way. If you’re child is a hands-on learner like mine, they will appreciate this science toy more than you know.
Inside the instruction booklet, there are various products that your children can build to show how electricity flows through different connections to turn on a light, fan, music, and more. If even one of the connections is not put together correctly, you’re child will be able to troubleshoot the issue and find where the circuit is not connected.
If the flow of the current is broken (open circuit) then the object they are trying to send power too will not work. If they have connected all the pieces correctly and the flow of electricity can move through the board with no breaks, the child’s object (light, fan, music, etc) will work.
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It’s a really great way to learn about electricity and there are lots of projects for all ages of children. There are simple projects and more difficult ones for the older kids. The box says it’s for ages 8 & up but I can tell you this, my first grader loves playing with it too. I would easily say this toy is good for a smart kindergartner ages 5 & up.
- Up to 100 Science Projects
- Full Color Instruction Booklet
- Snap Circuit Board
- Power Supply Requires 2 AA Batteries
So which Snap Circuits is right for you?
Each one has a number, Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100, Snap Circuits SC-300, Snap Circuits SC-500, Snap Circuits SC-750. The number you see next to indicates the number of projects you can create. You can obviously build more when you have more pieces right? So depending on the age or stage of the child, start small if you like. If you love it, you can buy the upgrade kit that gives you the additional pieces needed to reach the next kit OR you can just buy the larger kit and have lots more pieces and design your own circuit boards! If you love science kits like us, you may also enjoy the Light Science Kit too.