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Playdoh for Electrical Engineering

Okay so first watch this video:


AnnMarie Thomas

In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.

Okay now that you’re blown away, and looking for a battery and some Playdoh.  How freaking cool is that? Most of the toys and equipment available to teach kids engineering & code are pretty pricey.  But creating Playdoh circuits is not only cool, but it’s dirt cheap.


I plan on doing this with my kids this week.  I’ll take some photos of them making a mess.



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