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Kidz Labs/Green Science - Solar Robot

Kidz Labs/Green Science - Solar Robot

Spring 2011 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Price: $18.00
Review:

The Green Science Solar Robot kit engages children in the task of building a dinosaur or monster robot powered by solar energy. The kit includes: a solar panel with wires, solar panel holder plate, support arm, gear case, body with pre-installed motor and cams, two arms, two leg links, two legs, two feet, two terminal caps, two body templates, washer screws, screws cardboard cut-outs and detailed instructions. Beyond the included materials, children can use recycled items to design and build robots of their own creation. Upon completion, children can teach their robots simple tasks. The robot, which will never require batteries of any kind, allows parents to open a dialog regarding solar energy and other environmentally responsible, eco-friendly fuel sources. The scientific value is obvious, but the kit also hones fine motor skills, sequencing and following of instructions. In short, the Green Science Solar Robot kit is an engaging and entertaining product that can provide endless hours of fun and learning.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
4M Industrial Development Limited
http://www.4M-IND.com

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