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Electric Dough Playdate, a fun way for kids to experiment with circuits

From PBS’ Adventures in Learning, Jennifer Cooper hosts an Electric Dough playdate to make and test circuits.

For this project, developed by engineering educator AnnMarie Thomas, you’ll need homemade conductive play dough and insulating play dough, a battery pack, batteries (we highly recommend these rechargeables), and light emitting diodes/LEDS.

Click here for the how-to at PBS.org.

playdough with LED
LED circuit
Related watching: A TED Talk on squishy circuits by AnneMarie Thomas.

Related hands-on projects: LED Origami and Sick Science! Build a Lightbulb. Bonus: Circuit Playground’s A is for Ampere.

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