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Electricity and electronics for kids.

Electricity and Electronics for Kids

Teach electricity & electronics for kids with educational kits, supplies & equipment.

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  • Electricity and Electronics Kits
    Electricity and Electronics Kits

    Learn about electronics through hands-on experimenting! These kits range from basic to advanced.

  • Batteries, Bulbs, Wire and Circuits
    Batteries, Bulbs, Wire and Circuits

    Find batteries, light bulbs, wire, switches, and several kits so you can do a complete battery and circuit labs.

  • Static Electricity
    Static Electricity

    Here you'll find all the electrodes and electrolysis or static electricity equipment that you need for a homeschool lab or science fair project.

  • Motors, Generators, Gears
    Motors, Generators, Gears

    Now you can easily learn about motors and generators with our low-priced, hands-on kits. Build working models of both motors and generators!

From alligator clips to zinc electrodes, find the parts you need for electricity projects. Shop for solar energy kits, electronic labs, motors, snap circuits kits, and more.

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Kids will be shocked at how much fun they have experimenting with electricity! Make a tomato battery, explore electroplating, and discover circuits with hands-on science projects.

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What is electricity? And why is electricity for kids important?

Electricity, as we think of it, comes from electromagnetic force. It's a type of energy that makes the lights in your house turn on and keeps your refrigerator running. Electrical energy (the energy that comes from electricity) does important jobs that help us cook dinner, wash clothes, or drive to the store. The car, TV, computer, air conditioner, and kitchen stove all use electricity.

So what does electronics mean? And how does electronics for kids matter?

Both electronics and electricity rely on electrical currents. But electronics are more sophisticated. Electronic devices are made of semi-conductors (usually silicone) and can process information. Electric devices are made of conductors (usually metal alloys) and can't process information. Cell phones are electronic devices. Light bulbs are electric.

Browse a wide variety of electricity and electronics kits and supplies, all with hands-on experiments. Shop electronics STEM toys, learning labs, batteries, robotics kits, motors, books, snap circuits kits, and more.

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