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Snap Circuits SC-300

Updated on January 5, 2011

Snap Circuits SC-300

The Snap Circuits SC-300 is one step up from the entry level kit, the Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100. The SC-300 includes an additional 200 projects than the SC-100. In addition to more projects, the Snap Circuits SC-300 also includes some new parts. The most important new parts are the capacitors. The SC-100 does not come with any so these add a whole new level of what you can do with your projects and experiments. In simple terms, a capacitor is able to hold a charge, or store electricity if you will. Here is a list of the new parts you get with the SC-300:

  • Green LED (SC-100 comes with a red one)
  • 5 new resistors(SC-100 comes with one)
  • Adjustable resistor
  • Microphone
  • Antenna
  • PNP and NPN Transistors
  • Power Amplifier
  • High Frequency Integrated Circuit
  • Resistors, including a variable
  • Additional Battery Pack

Batteries in Parallel
Batteries in Parallel
Batteries in Series
Batteries in Series

Snap Circuits SC-300 introduces a second battery pack

The addition of a second battery pack in the Snap Circuits SC-300 lets you do projects that use batteries in series and in parallel. Running two battery packs in series will increase the voltage allowing you to do things such as run two LEDs on the same circuit whereas a parallel circuit increases the current but does not change the voltage. These concepts are demonstrated in the first two projects, #102 and #103. They are important concepts to learn as they will be used throughout the rest of the projects manual.

Although I recommend starting with the SC-100 Jr kit and upgrading step by step through the entire series until you get to the Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750, getting the SC-300 kit first will not be a hindrance to your child's learning in any way.  While there are over 100 projects offered in the Jr. kit, you and your child should be able to master them in no time.  I would recommend starting off with the SC-300 if your child is either a fast learner, or over the recommended age of 8. 

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    • 1974 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Crewman6. I'm still not sure who has more fun, me or my son.

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      8 years ago

      Cool review- looks like a fun way to share knowledge with children.


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