|Name of Activity||Squishy Circuits|
|Keywords||squishy, circuit, electricity, LED, playdough, non-lego|
|Time||2 Hours Total|
|Brief Description||Squishy circuits allows for students to make a simplified circuit using Playdough as wires.|
|Lesson Objectives:||Students will be introduced to the concept of circuits and attempt to make their own circuit using a power source, conductive wires, and lightbulbs.|
|Preparation and Set Up:||-Pack supplies. Ensure that there are extras of everything, in case a battery has died or some of the LEDs are not functioning properly.
-Arrange students in pairs.
|Necessary Background||Students should be introduced to the concept of circuits as well as the necessary components to each circuit. What are some common circuits that we use every day? It may be helpful also to explain to them the properties of Playdough that would make it useful in a circuit.|
|Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable)||Electricity & Magnetism|