Website of the Week: Squishy Circuits (Gr. 2-10)

Squishy Circuits – A project for all ages

Squishy Circuits is a wonderful hands-on activity that is designed to teach students of all ages about electrical engineering and circuits in particular using play dough. The site includes directions with materials and measurements on how to make your own conductive and insulating dough. Click on the Circuits link to access eight different circuit projects with more to be added soon. Each activity comes as a downloadable PDF with written directions and screenshots. Access the videos section to see upperclassmen demonstrating how to mix your dough and/or build a variety of circuits.

INTEGRATE

  • This is a great hands-on activity for younger students because the materials are safe and easily recognizable by them.
  • Use this site with older students to have them create their own instructional “howto” videos that could then be passed down to your elementary schools; who better to teach students then other students!

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