STEM electricity project for learning electric circuits and for makerspace projects! Thanksgiving activity designed for teachers on a budget. Includes printable card templates for students to easily make a paper circuit. Step-by-step instructions make this a perfect DIY project for students to learn about electricity and circuits while completing a really cool Thanksgiving craft.
- 4 card templates
- Step-by-step illustrated instructions
- Video demonstration instructions
- Reading passage—students learn by doing and also read about electric current, closed circuits, potential and kinetic energy, conductors and how those concepts apply to this project. Written in kid-friendly language.
For each card, you will need to supply:
one LED, one 3V button battery and about 12 inches of copper tape. Students will also need glue, tape, and some napkins. This product was designed for teachers on a budget! It's possible to supply an entire class with materials for every student to make their own light-up card for less than $20 in all.
This is a really fun STEAM project and students delight in making and taking this home to their families. It's a perfect hands-on science activity for a unit on electricity and magnetism.
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Great lesson for practicing making a circuit.