Hen House Prototype

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Classroom kit:
Includes enough materials for 10 small groups of students.
Hen House Prototype

Grades 6-12 (Kit)

Creating a prototype is an integral part of the engineering process. Adding paper circuits and fans to a cardboard model can be a cost-effective way for students to build a prototype. Kit contains enough materials for students to work in ten small groups.

Included Materials:

  • Copper tape
  • White LEDs
  • 3-volt coin cell batteries
  • Hobby motors
  • Propellers 

Materials to Gather (not included):

  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Construction materials such as; paper, cardboard, paper towel rolls, popsicle/craft sticks, corks, paper plates, tape, etc. 

Find the Hen House Engineering lesson plan on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix. 

Add complexity to the prototype by using an Arduino Microcontroller to control the lights and fan. If you are new to working with Arduino microcontrollers, visit our Arduino page for additional information. 

Are you looking for a more basic kit with colorful LEDs? Check out the Paper Circuits kit. 

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