Basic Circuits Kit

Basic Circuits Kit
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The Basic Circuits Kit brings a unique twist to learning about electricity by focusing on circuits and conductivity. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to building a simple circuit, creating your own dimmer switch, learning about conductors, and more!

Ideal for grades K+



The Basic Circuits Kit contains everything you need for a fun, hands-on introduction to electricity and circuits.  Our scientists have selected quality electronic components that will stand up to repeated use, so you can explore all three of our Basic Circuits projects for an in depth look at electricity and conductivity.    

Using real electronics components, you’ll build and test a basic circuit and explore how electricity flows through the components.  But you don’t need to stop there, we made it easy to attach additional components to your circuit.  You can continue your exploration of electricity by adding different materials to test which are the best conductors, or by adding components to create your own dimmer switch.   Our online, step-by-step instructions guide you through each of these projects, and the supplies in this kit make it easy to take your basic circuits exploration to the next level! 

Each kit contains:

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

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

You will also 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, et cetera), 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.

Additional Information


Instructions Instructions are available online: Basic Circuits Kit Instructions
Area of Science Electricity & Electronics
Grade Level Grades K-1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5
NGSS Alignment 4-PS3-2