Dancing Jitterbug - these activities are good with pupils working together in pairs
Switched on Jitterbug
Basic Dancing Jitterbug
years 2 – 8. Taking about
1 – 2
with a kit of parts, pupils build a jitterbug using simple tools. Once built and switched on the out-of-balance
motor produces vibrations, which travel down the flexible legs and cause the
jitterbug to move in an unpredictable manner.
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years 3 – 9. Taking about
1 ½ – 2 hours
As an extension to Dancing Jitterbugs,
make a switch from basic materials, paper and foil, to
turn the motor on and off.
Suitable for years 5 – 9. Taking about
2 – 2 ½
An extension to the Dancing Jitterbugs
with a LED and buzzer whose actions are controlled by a two-way switch (dpdt).
Another switch (pole) controls the motor.
activities address the following curriculum topics: