Explore Electronics Using Play Dough
Do you want to make it possible for a kid to make electronic circuits?
Do you want to teach your kid about life, the universe and everything?
How to make play dough?
The Squishy Circuits website contains a detailed description of the ingredients and recipe.
The Play Dough Making
First, make the non-conductive dough. Simple to make and straight forward.
While making it is possible to ask the kid why all these ingredients together form the dough.
Neither me nor my five year old kid get exactly what is happening in the chemical process of dough-making.
Being sensitized of the existence of Chemistry gives a habitat in a kids brain to fill in more... more brain-food will come.
My kid came across Chemistry because he likes this little character and this video.
Second the conductive dough is mixed and cooked.
One half hour later the first LED lid up. Squishy Circuits - here we are.
The kid began to play and I prepared the electronics...
...and made up the first challenge: Make this LED shine.
So a kid must realize what is wrong and how one can solve it. This is a basic method
Second challenge a bit more complicated... but the same problem type.
The third challenge is same same but different that is is modeled in 3D and the kid
That is fun problem solving for kids.
So the making went on and on.
More LEDs consume more amps. This can be shown here too.
So this tip can help you to have some educational activity on a bad-weather day like it
Thank's to AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas for this rocking idea, the publishing of
The Chemistry of Dough