While learning about conductors, insulators, and the flow of electricity through a circuit, participants use conductive and insulating clay to build a circuit that makes their clay creation light up or buzz.
|Hints for uses in your library||Squishy Circuits are an engaging way to explore how circuits work -- while encouraging creativity! Before facilitating this activity, practice making your own circuits and/or use the online circuit simulations at https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/physics/electricity-magnets-and-circuits.|
STEAM Storytime: Electricity & Magnetism
Interactive Online Circuit Simulations
|Originating Source||DiscoverE (http://www.discovere.org), adapted from the Squishy Circuits Store (squishycircuits.com) and the University of St. Thomas (stthomas.edu/squishycircuits)|
[Suggest a book]
|Vogel, Julia, and Jane Yamada. 2011. Plug it in!: learn about electricity. Mankato, Minn: Child's World., http://www.worldcat.org/title/plug-it-in-learn-about-electricity/oclc/567188686|