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Dance Pad Mania

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In this hands—on challenge, patrons explore circuits by inventing a foot—operated dance pad. In the process, they learn about electric switches and use the design process to develop a pad that responds to their dance moves.

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Add a Tech Twist Required: this activity uses light bulbs, batteries, and electrical wire
Hints for uses in your library This could be a good multi-day project for an after school or reoccurring program. The facilitator guide has helpful extensions for this activity.
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Dance Pad Mania

Dance Pad Mania

In this hands—on challenge, patrons explore circuits by inventing a foot—operated dance pad. In the process, they learn about electric switches and use the design process to develop a pad that responds to their dance moves.