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Active Time
30-45 minutes
Total Project Time
30-45 minutes
Key Concepts
Circuits, light
A firefly made from craft foam with an LED in its tail. When it gets dark, the LED lights up.

Introduction

Are you ready to move beyond paper circuits and squishy circuits? This is a great intermediate circuit project where you will build your own working night-light. And of course, you will have some fun decorating it!

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
This activity is not appropriate for use as a science fair project. Good science fair projects have a stronger focus on controlling variables, taking accurate measurements, and analyzing data. To find a science fair project that is just right for you, browse our library of over 1,200 Science Fair Project Ideas or use the Topic Selection Wizard to get a personalized project recommendation.

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Active Time
30-45 minutes
Total Project Time
30-45 minutes
Key Concepts
Circuits, light