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Snap Circuits sc-300

snap circuits sc-300 Let a child find new frontiers with Snap Circuits SC-300 by Elenco. It is an award winning electronic kit science toy that is not only educational, but fun to play with as well. Perfect!

It includes a plastic circuit board and all the wire, transistors, resistors, bells, fans and more to construct over 300 different projects. Kids get hands on experience that is absolutely eye opening. Your child will spend hours building great projects.

You have no worries about experience either. It is easy to use as it comes with a full color illustrated manual. The manual details all the projects in easy to follow instructions that anyone can follow along with, even if you have no background in electricity or electronics whatsoever.

The SC300’s parts are completely reusable. Everything snaps together and finished projects can be quickly and easily disassembled so the child can start the next one. Targeted to children of at least 8 years old, this great science toy is suitable for a wide range of ages. The box even states 8 to 100.

Among the projects the child can construct are a working radio that really brings in local stations, a burglar alarm, a doorbell, speaker, working LED light (LED included in the kit) and many more. Your child will love the fact that what they made with their own hands actually works. From my experience, this builds self confidence and aids in problem solving.

The Snap Circuits SC300 has won awards many awards including; the Dr. Toy Best Educational Products award, the Dr. Toy Best Childrens’ product award and the Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center. These prestigious awards show that Elenco has the child at heart with their toy designs.

One of the greatest things about the Snap Circuits sc-300 is the bonding between child and parent. Parents can work with their son or daughter, teaching them and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

snap circuits sc-300 The toy teaches the rudiments of electronics and how things work. Along the way, the child learns basic laws of electronics and physics as well as working through the project and finishing it. The end result is a working model of something that they built. A sense of pride is a by-product of the play.

All you need to get you started is 4 AA batteries (not included). Once the batteries are in, you and your child will not be able to wait to get started on that first project. The SC300 is equipped to build over 300 different projects, but you can design your own if you want. You can also purchase other kits and add them to the SC300 and construct more, larger projects.

Consumers who have bought from this range of educational toys rave about the toy’s educational value. Independent thinking, troubleshooting and problem solving are all taught by playing with this toy. Basic electricity is a must with this as well and is right there at the start.


  • 2008 Grandkids Gift Guide
  • Dr Toy - 100 Best Products
  • The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • Learning Express Most Innovative Toy Award
  • TDmonthly Classics Awards
  • National Parenting Publications Award
  • Amazing Toy Awards Winner

Age group

8 years and up


Amazon reviews:

"Snap Snap for Snap Circuits. My 10 year old daughter requested this toy specifically and has enjoyed working through the projects. It is a fun and educational toy. If your kids like to build or are into crafts, this is an excellent item and will keep your children engaged for hours."

"A toy like they used to make them--only better! What parent today doesn't lament that they just don't make toys like they used to? Toys break prematurely, they underdeliver on their promise of fun, and they simply don't engage kids like the stuff we grew up with. Not Snap Circuits! I ordered this for my six-year-old son and we've loved every second of playing with this educational toy. What makes it stand out?

  1. Exceptionally good building instruction manuals. With clear directions in full-color, the two large manuals included with the SC-300 kit are perhaps the best manuals I've seen for anything I've ever purchased. They lay out all the projects possible with the kit and also the principles that govern how the projects work.
  2. Rugged construction pieces. The electronics of the kit come attached to thick slabs of plastic which have spring-loaded button-snap connectors (as found on clothing) on the backside. Each piece is clearly marked, especially so for those electronics that attach in one specific current direction. The kit should last for a long time.
  3. Clever construction system. The button-snap connectors are pure genius. Most of us parents know the electronic kits with spring terminals, but the snap system here outshines the kind we grew up with.
  4. Three hundred projects in the SC-300 kit. Plenty of projects to keep the kids occupied on rainy summer days. I wish I'd had a kit this nice as a kid!
  5. Good mix of electronics. A nice range of resistors, capacitors, ICs, and special function electronics, including photo sensors, speakers, sound sensors, motors, microphones, etc.
  6. Superb value. Rarely can you buy a children's toy and get the feeling you truly received what you paid for. This kit's worth every dime--and then some.
About the only negative in this kit comes from knowing larger, even more complex Snap Circuit kits exist! You can never buy one large enough. In short, if you've got a child interested in electronics, consider this a must-have. And even if your child's not showing that interest yet, this kit might be all they need to discover their inner electrical engineer. My son and I love Snap Circuits. You will, too."

Amazon rating

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 Stars.

Similar Toys

Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750

Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750

An even larger kit with over 750 projects. Fantastic for two children to play with, or for kids more interested in electronics.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 Stars

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