Arouse environmentally friendly concept
As young minds learn and develop, we feel it is imperative that they become increasingly aware of important world issues, such as the environment. To educate and arouse children’s interest in being environmentally friendly, we have launched the Green Science series to deliver eco-friendly messages and encourage “green attitude”.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Our Green Science series aims at teaching our children to develop green habits at an early age and making learning about the environment surprising and fun. To encourage awareness among children, each item contains many interesting recycling tips that they can apply in their daily lives and share the concepts with others. We also strive to reduce our environmental impact by using premium packaging that is almost entirely PVC free and minimizing the packaging size.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
There are 18 items in our Green Science series currently. These exciting products give children a chance to express creativity while learning about the footprint of energy consciousness in a fun way. Each item also includes informative fun facts to arouse children’s curiosity to explore the environment. Below we are going to deliver highlights of the items to you:
Learning the climate changes and greenhouse effect …
Weather Station – This ultra-smart weather station has many functions. You can keep track of weather changes, learn facts about the weather and do experiments of the greenhouse effect by recycling a water bottle.
Weather Science – Learn the science behind various weather phenomenon with the kit. Children can create misty cloud with the cloud maker, conduct experiment with acid rain, explore the impact of global warming as well as build a water cycle model!
Nurturing habit of recycling …
Soda Can Robug – Recycle a soda can and turn it into a cool robotic bug. Switch it on and watch it vibrate causing it to slide across the floor. It even emits a “buzz” as it moves along – just like a real bug.
Eco Science Toys – Recycle every day trashes to make interesting science toys. Learn the science principles behind while children help save the environment with the 7 tricks included.
Green Rocket – Simply add a recycled magazine and two recycled plastic bottles to what is in the box and blast a paper rocket up to 25 meters into the sky!
Tin Can Calculator – Batteries low on your calculators? No problem! Recycle tin cans and pencils to generate electricity and power a calculator. The tin can calculator makes a cool classroom gadget.
Experiencing the solar energy …
Solar Robot – Learn how to make a moving robot using solar panels and a motor. Put all the parts together and teach your robot to do simple tasks. Treasure the packaging since you cannot build the robot without it!
Solar Rover – Place your solar rover on a smooth floor surface on a sunny day. Watch it goes without battery. Learn how sun light is turned into energy. It is a cool green science project.
Solar Mechanics – Experiment with the clean energy powered by the sun – solar cells. Build a mini robot which slide across the courtyard under a sunny day, construct a handy cooling fan in hot weather, make a solar spinner which creates rainbow in your room when the sun is on!
Solar Science – Turn a foil cardboard into an amazing cooker, naturally fuelled by solar energy. Learn the superb skills for pasteurizing water and cooking by using the power of the sun.
Generating electricity with dynamo motion …
Dynamo Torch – Turn a simple toy motor into a generator that converts hand motion into electrical energy and powers a light bulb. No batter, no pollution, just amazement. The generator
Dynamo Circuit – Learn how electricity is generated by a dynamo and how a circuit is connected. Make a dynamo racer, a light-up robot, a helicopter and a propeller vehicle. Explore the power of green and clean energy.
Converting renewable energy in our everyday lives …
Windmill Generator – Build this amazing wind generator and learn about renewable energy. Watch the LED glow as it is powered by clean energy from the wind.
Amazing chemistry …
Salt Powered Robot – Create a racer powered by charcoal and salt water. No batteries required!
Potato Clock – Be a scientist as you discover how to power a digital clock using potatoes. Do an experiment to find out what other substances will power the clock.
Enviro Battery – Be amazed at how the potato, salt water and mud can light up a bulb or a sound buzzer. Include experiment guide for making a coin battery, a fork battery, a potato buzz wire game and more.
Grow-A-Maze – Plant a bean in the soil and watch it grow, as well as find its way through the maze! Observe the root development inside the soil chamber and water base pot.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project involves 18 products which were developed in different period of time. The oldest product was developed and finished in 2006. The newest was developed and finished in 2014.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Products including in this Green Science series are all educational toys which require children to do the assembly themselves. During the assembling process, children can learn about the following knowledge with the detailed instruction provided:
1. How renewal energy can be generated with the simple tools, such as the application of solar panel
2. How chemical energy can be generated in our daily life, such as how potatoes can power a digital clock
3. The application of Reuse, Recycle and Reduce can be made in to practice, such as reusing a coke can to make a robot
We also encourage and inspire children to try different alternatives by doing experiments. For instance, we encourage children to try other food, such as lemon or orange to power the digital clock instead of using potato only in the provided instructions.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1) 17cm x 22cm x 6cm
2) 24cm x 22cm x 6cm
Thousands of research have been done before a product delivered to the hands of the end users. The researches are:
1. Market research:
- Market demand
- Target segment
- Target price
- IP search
2. Product research:
- Technical issues
- Tooling challenges
- Quality concerns, such as EU / US toy safety regulations
The challenge is about how to explain complicated scientific theories to children in simple words, and in a way which can arouse their curiosity so as to practice in their daily lives.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Flora Lam, Bonnie Mak and Ricky Wong
4M Industrial Development Limited