On or Off?

How does electricity work? Put an electric circuit into your own hands with a short experiment that makes a switch out of a battery, light bulb, and thumb tacks. Young scientists then respond to short answers about why the circuit works.

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Instructional Ideas

  • A fun project for the first week of school
  • Use in a science unit about electricity
  • Great for homeschool or independent study projects
Classroom Considerations

  • Your learners may need to complete their own research about electricity to fully understand how circuits work

  • Easy and entertaining for learners of all levels
  • Good for a science fair or classroom project

  • None