Combine the fun of play dough with the amazement of light, sound, and motion with this introductory circuits kit.
The kit, which includes LEDs (lights), buzzers, a motor, and the recipes to make both conductive and insulating play dough from common kitchen ingredients, is simple to use and good for both science projects and playtime. A trio of engaging Project Ideas, starting with Electric Play Dough Project 1: Make Your Play Dough Light Up, Buzz, and Move! provide all the background information you need to understand circuits.
All you need to do is mix up some play dough, install batteries, and you are ready to start exploring. The metal wires (leads) of the components in the kit are reinforced making them easier to insert into the play dough and sturdy enough for even young children to use. The jumbo sized LEDs are bright and come in a variety of fun colors making for lots of artistic choice. What will you create with this kit?
Each kit contains:
1 Conductive play dough recipe 1 Insulating play dough recipe 1 DC hobby motor 1 Piezoelectric buzzer 1 Mechanical buzzer 1 4 AA Battery Pack 25 Jumbo LEDs (5 each in red, green, white, yellow, and blue)
This kit works with a number of different projects from Science Buddies. Please see our full list of projects and instructions.
You will also need from home:
- AA batteries (4) - Mixing bowl - Measuring spoons - Measuring cups - Spoon or spatula - Pot and stovetop - Ingredients to make conductive and insulating play dough: - Tap water - Distilled water - Vegetable oil - Cream of tartar - Flour - Salt - Sugar - Food coloring - Airtight food storage bags or containers
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.
- Additional Information
Instructions are available online: Electric Play Dough Kit Instructions
For troubleshooting tips please see: Frequently Asked Questions
MSDS N/A Area of Science Electricity & Electronics Grade Level Grades K-1, Grades 2-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8 SKU SCS-1100-KIT NGSS Alignment 4-PS3-2
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Fun across ages
Amazingly this kept four kids (2, 6, 6 and 10 years old)entertained during a play date! And thanks to your support materials the 10 year old could go off and build some cool circuits by herself while I helped the younger kids. We've already ordered a second kit to keep them from fighting over parts!