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Basic Circuits Kit

Ideal for Grades K+
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The Basic Circuits Kit brings a unique twist to learning about electricity. Build a simple circuit, create your own dimmer switch, learn about conductors & more! See the product description below for more information. Read More

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This Basic Circuit Kit contains everything you need for an engaging, hands-on introduction to electricity and circuits!

Science Buddies scientists have selected quality electronic components that will last after repeated use, so you can explore all three Basic Circuits projects for an in-depth look at electricity and conductivity.

Using real electronics components inside this basic circuit kit, you’ll build and test a basic circuit and explore how electricity flows through the components.

Take your exploration of circuits and problem solving even further with this electricity kit by easily attaching additional components to your circuit! For example, you can add different materials to test which are the best conductors, create your own dimmer switch, explore parallel circuits, and more. The opportunities for DIY electric circuit projects with this basic kit are endless!

Online, step-by-step instructions guide you through each of these electrical circuits projects, and the supplies in this kit make it easy to take your basic circuits exploration to the next level.

Not quite ready to checkout? Take a look at the customer reviews below to learn more; there's a reason this starter kit has a near 5 star rating!

Instructions for this kit are available online, see below for links to the instructions and more.

What additional items will you need from home?

Depending on the project you choose to explore, you will also need some basic household items, such as aluminum foil, paper clips, wood, clothing, toys, pencils, a metric ruler, a pencil sharpener, and a coping saw. Please consult the instructions for each project for a complete list of additional materials needed.


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Instructions are NOT included with the kit, but are available online from Science Buddies.



Each Basic Circuits Kit contains:

  • 4 AA Batteries
  • 1 3XAA battery holder
  • 1 Mini lightbulb
  • 1 Mini bulb screw base
  • 3 Alligator clip leads


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