Design & Drill Adventure Circuits

Lower Age: 5
Upper Age: 12
Price: $54.99
Year Added: 2021
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Design & Drill Adventure Circuits Contents
Design & Drill Adventure Circuits, by Educational Insights, is a circuitry toy that introduces circuits and electricity to children ages 5-12.

The toy comes with a board, a toy power drill, bolts, circuit connectors, a battery pack, a Mission Manual, and 10 double-sided activity cards. The power drill requires 3 AA batteries, which are not included. Children follow the Mission Manual and activity cards to create 20 different circuit layouts. The circuits include fun elements such as lights, a speaker and a fan. The Mission Manual provides children with a story to go along with the circuit they are constructing to make the toy engaging and fun. The activity card can be laid over the board to show where each component of the circuit needs to be placed on the board and the order the pieces should be placed in. Children use the included toy power drill and bolts to secure each element of the circuit to the board. The activities become progressively more challenging as children progress through the toy by showing less information on the cards and requiring the use of more circuitry elements. Younger children may need adult assistance while playing with this, as some reading is required and there are moving components and projectiles.

While playing with Design & Drill Adventure Circuits, children will have the opportunity to learn about electricity while also building problem solving and critical thinking skills. Children are encouraged to explore circuits and troubleshoot their circuit when something goes wrong. The fun story and cute illustrations in the mission manual and on the activity cards will engage younger children in a way that many other circuitry toys do not. Overall, Design & Drill Adventure Circuits is a fantastic toy to introduce children to circuits and electricity!

Framework Categories

Apply SEM Knowledge (SEM)
Engineering Thinking (EThink)
Engineering Tools and Processes (ETool)

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