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Solar Robot - Grasshopper

It wiggles and jiggles with solar power!


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Item #: WROB-100

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Recommended for age 10 and up with adult supervision.

Availability: In stock

This wiggling, jiggling, critter is sure to be the hit of any solar science unit! The Frightened Grasshopper requires no tools to put together and no batteries… he runs by the power of the sun. Kids will love snapping the pieces together to make their own insect creation. Once assembled, just take the Grasshopper outside and watch as he dances his own unmistakable dance, even his antennae sway in the sunlight. The pint-sized Frightened Grasshopper will delight children young and old! Recommended for children ages 10 and up.

What's Included?
  • 7 Pieces needed to build the Frightened Grasshopper
What Does It Teach?

Children will build their fine motor skills putting this sun-loving grasshopper together. Then, take the creature out into the sun to learn all about solar energy. Put the Frightened Grasshopper in the sun and watch him wiggle and dance. If you put him in the shade will he still move? How about if he has sunscreen on his back? Explore the endless opportunities of learning about solar power with the RobotiKits Frightened Grasshopper.

Customer Reviews

Not worth the money Review by Kristine

I was beyond disappointed with this product. I purchased it with the idea of showing to the students at the science fair. Well if they didn't have a magnify glass they couldn't see it. Not to mention that it is so easily broken. It comes in a nice size box and then when you open it you find that it is no larger than your pinky at best. Not worth the money at all.

We are extremely sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction concerning the Solar Robot - Grasshopper.  Rest assured, one of our customer service representatives will be contacting you soon to assist you with the problem.  Again, we are very sorry.
- Steve Spangler Science Web Team

(Posted on 4/30/13)

simple solar power example Review by Lisa

This was a cute and simple example of soalr power for the young. They were able to out him outside and watch him move, then cover him with their shadow and make him stop. Simple and to the point. Thanks! (Posted on 4/21/13)

Cutest little guy! Review by Kelly

We have fallen in love with this little green grasshopper. He lives on a table beneath a window that receives very sporadic light. It's always a delight when the sun finds him resting there.:)Easy enough for our 6/7 year old to assemble independently. (Posted on 3/8/13)

solar grasshopper Review by Jill Garber

It looks cute, but it did not work! I don't know what I did wrong. It seems like it was put together correctly, but we tried it out in the sun and it did not move. It was over 100 degrees outside so I think there was enough sun. Bummer! I am going to try it again with the antenna pointed more backwards to see if this was the problem. Limited directions made it difficult to problem-solve. (Posted on 1/9/13)

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  • Does this toy require direct sunlight to operate correctly?
    Yes, this toy requires direct sunlight to operate correctly.

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