Circuits in Play Dough

THAT Conference 2014
Day: Tue, Aug 12   Time: 10:30 AM   Location: Cypress (map)
Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade (and up)  Primary Category: Family  Secondary Category: 
Tags: electronics, circuits
Electronic circuits are easy to get started with. Fitting fragile parts and bendy wires into tiny holes in breadboards, on the other hand, make electronics a "grown-ups only" game. It turns out, home-made, non-toxic play dough (the kind my mom used to cook up for me) conducts electricity! Using clay instead of breadboards, small hands can build circuits with joy. This session is an open workshop, with multiple stations, plenty of play dough and electronic components, and kid-friendly instructions on posters. It's the perfect place for young inventors and their adult mentors to sit together and make LEDs light up, build switches to create interactive circuits, and talk about batteries, electrons, and safety (and make sculptures, of course!).
Ages: Kindergarten and up