Combine the fun of play dough with the amazement of light, sound, and motion with this introductory circuits kit!
This electric play dough kit includes LED lights, buzzers, a motor, and insulating and conductive play dough. It's a hands-on kit that is simple to use and excellent for both science experiments and playtime!
Combine this electric play dough kit with a trio of engaging project ideas, starting with Electric Play Dough Project 1: Make Your Play Dough Light Up, Buzz, and Move. These projects will provide all the background information your kiddos need to understand circuits!
All you need to do is install batteries, and you are ready to start exploring play dough circuits. The metal wires (leads) of the components in this simple circuits kit are reinforced, making them easier to insert into the play dough and sturdy enough for even young children to use.
The jumbo-sized LED lights are bright and come in a variety of fun colors, making for lots of artistic choices. What will you create with this electric play dough kit?
This circuit building kit works with a number of different science projects from Science Buddies. Please see links to three projects and FAQs below. Find the full list of projects and instructions here.
You will also need from home:
- AA batteries (4)
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Spoon or spatula
- Pot and stovetop
- Optional: In addition to the dough included in the kit, you can make your own conductive and insulating dough (for example, if you want other colors). See Electric Play Dough Recipes for materials and directions for making your own dough. You can also use store-bought Play-Doh® (replaces conductive dough) and modeling clay (replaces insulating dough).
Bonus Resources for Teachers!
This kit is a great way to explore circuits in the classroom. To help teachers get started, we've also created a free Lesson Plan that includes training videos, a facilitator guide, and a student guide.
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Instructions are NOT included with the kit, but are available online from Science Buddies.
Each Electric Play Dough Kit contains:
- White insulating dough (3.5 oz)
- Red, blue, and green conductive dough (3.5 oz each)
- 1 Piezoelectric buzzer
- 1 4 AA Battery Pack
- 25 Jumbo LEDs (5 each in red, green, white, yellow, and blue)
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