The Electric Play Dough Kit (SB-ELDOUGH) kit can be used with the Science Fair Project Ideas listed below. Click on any project below to see the full information. Using the tabs on the project, you can view background information and the steps of the experimental procedure.
Do you like playing with play dough; or modeling clay? Wouldn't it be cool if you could add lights, sound, or even motion to your play dough creations? In this project, you will use play dough that conducts electricity, which will allow you to connect lights to your sculptures!
This project is the first in a three-part series on play dough circuits, which can all be done with the same materials. We recommend doing the projects in order.
Have you tried our first electric play dough project,
and now you are looking for more to do? Do you want to learn more about circuits and add even more lights? Check out this project for part 2 of our play dough circuits series!
Have you tried our first and second play dough circuits projects? Are you a master circuit artist, ready to try something even bigger and better? Try this project to see if you can build a three-dimensional light-up sculpture.
The Electric Play Dough Kit (SB-ELDOUGH) kit can be used with the Lesson Plans listed below. Click on any lesson plan below to see the full information.
If you love doing arts and crafts with your students, this lesson plan is for you! Teach them about energy, electricity, and circuits as they build light-up sculptures, using something they are all familiar with—play dough! Clear step-by-step instructions are provided and no previous experience with circuits is required.
NGSS Performance Expectations:
4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
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