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Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit, Green

by Elenco
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List Price: $79.99
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  • Learn about "Green Energy" options
  • Build over 125 projects investigating alternative energy strategies
  • Includes full-color manual with over 100 pages and separate educational manual
  • Contains over 40 parts; Features: Hand Crank Solar Cell FM Radio Energy Compartment Rechargeable Battery Windmill Clock Analog Meter
  • Compatible with the Snap Circuits family of electronic learning kits
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 13.3 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: China
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00CIXVGVY
  • Item model number: SCG-125B
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,740 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
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Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit makes learning about electricity and alternate energy FUN. With over 125 projects to build, youngsters will have endless hours of fun while learning about circuits, electricity, geothermal power and lots more. Contains over 40 parts, including the award-winning Snap Circuits, plus an instruction manual and educational manual that show step-by-step instructions for all the cool stuff you can do. For ages 8-108. Warning: Choking hazard, small parts. For ages 8 and up. Order yours today. Delanco Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit.

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Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit makes learning about electricity and alternate energy FUN. With over 125 projects to build, youngsters will have endless hours of fun while learning about circuits, electricity, geothermal power and lots more. Contains over 40 parts, including the award-winning Snap Circuits, plus an instruction manual and educational manual that show step-by-step instructions for all the cool stuff you can do. For ages 8-108. Warning: Choking hazard, small parts. For ages 8 and up. Order yours today. Delanco Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit.

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The instructions are easy to follow.
T. Parker
All four kids loved this kit, and they enjoyed building the different circuits together!
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I think it is a great educational toy to learn about electricity.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Jason E. Mock on January 17, 2011
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Last year for Christmas, we bought the Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 set for our then six-year-old son. The worked through the first half of the experiments on Christmas day! Obviously I didn't have time to explain to him how they all worked, but the point is the instructions are easy to follow and produce entertaining results.
This year, we knew another snap circuits set would be similarly well received. This Green - Alternative Energy Kit looked like a great option that didn't repeat too much of what he already had. He loved it again and is eagerly looking forward to designing his own circuits that can combine parts from both sets.

The product is very well packaged--the box it comes in organizes all parts neatly and securely without too much wasted space. The parts are all clearly labeled and easy to snap into place. It includes an FM radio, voltmeter, and a fan/windmill, which are all favorites. The biggest complaint I have is that the hand crank requires enough force to turn it quickly that it is easy to pop that part off of the circuit board. Keeping one hand firmly over the part while using the other hand to do the cranking usually keeps everything secure. Also, the photovoltaic cell doesn't generate enough current except during a very sunny day (which is typical for a cell this size). That said, I would say this set is even more enjoyable than the first set and I would certainly buy it again.

When I asked my son just now what he thought of the set and whether he'd recommend it to others, he said: "It is awesome!"
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful By CreativeFam on January 24, 2010
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I got this yesterday. For 8 and up. It is the greatest toy I ever had! It's like LEGO, a new toy every day. The only thing is that you have to charge the batteries for several hours before you can start building. It is very easy to put together. The battery charger uses solar so we put in in the sun. I LOVE IT! Get it for your kid. Buy today, don't delay!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Rosalina Wong on December 13, 2010
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I don't usually write very much review, but I really liked this toy. I have to say this is even more educational than the battery operated ones because the kid can actually see or experience where the energy source come from (sun, wind or him cranking up the hand crank) instead of this black box (the battery unit). I ordered this toy for my 5 year old son. Not only does he learn how energy can change its form from one state to another, he is learning what is a circuit and what does it take to make it work. He is also creating his own circuit now. And I am learning along with him. The pieces are good quality. I am buying a second set for his cousins because it is such an educational yet creative toy.
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69 of 78 people found the following review helpful By T. Parker on January 21, 2010
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The Snap Circuits toys are wonderful. My son (just turned 6 last week) received the Snap Circuits Pro for Christmas. We liked it so much that he received the Snap Circuits Green kit for his birthday last week. He has enjoyed building snap circuits into actual items. The instructions are easy to follow. I like that the toy is educational, fun, and durable. I would highly recommend it!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By davev84 on November 1, 2013
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If you haven't ever used Snap Circuits before I would recommend one of the other kits first. Maybe Snap Circuits Jr or Snap Circuits Lights. Those kits are more interactive and very easy to use. The alternative energy kit requires a little more effort. Most of the power sources in this kit (the hand crank, the wind turbine, and the water wheel) require constant human intervention to work. The solar panel requires direct sunlight to produce much energy. The water battery obviously requires liquids. They are all entertaining and educational but it just takes more effort.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By C. Ek on January 10, 2011
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My son loved the crank and connectors on this energy kit.
Warning though....if you leave lemon juice in the water chamber over night.....
the zinc electrodes get eaten and disappear! I had to order new ones.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By CubmasterDave on November 19, 2010
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Our 5-yr old loves building the projects with me. This is fun for him and very educational. If he has his choice of what he wants to play with out of all his toys, it would be this. Highly recommend!!!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Charlie54933 on February 14, 2011
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Seriously, I have a 5 year old, so many toys have been purchased in his lifetime, and this is the best one. Not only is it extremely educational, but it keeps his attention, he can do it on his own, the parts are very easy to snap together and the instructions are simple enough for him to follow to make the projects. He picked up on the fact that you can make your own projects too, and learned that if you connect certain items your battery will drain faster, so he uses mostly the solar option with battery backup. We will be purchasing every kit this company puts out for birthdays and Christmas for years to come. I love that they have Junior options and then go up to the bigger kids with more intricate pieces and bigger projects. Just an amazing toy for all ages.
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