Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 1-2 hours
Number of Students: 12
The Classroom Paper Circuits project is a unique hands-on creative electronics activity for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. With this project, students will learn how to add basic electronics to art materials they are already familiar with to make electronic pop-up cards, light-up notebooks and futuristic cities. Students in K-8 will be introduced to simple switches and grades 3-8 will be introduced to serial and parallel circuits.
This activity can be easily incorporated throughout the year. Paper Circuit pop-up cards are perfect for any time of year and holiday season - from Mother's Day to Halloween, the possibilities are endless.
Our science-technology-engineering-art-math (STEAM)-based kits come with everything you need to facilitate creative, hands-on electronics projects including the parts and easy to follow instructions.
If you are getting started with teaching hands-on STEAM in the classroom or other learning environment, we recommend this kit as a good way to begin or as a second project to practice concepts they have explored with other kits including simple and parallel circuits, conductive material exploration, prototyping and troubleshooting.
The Classroom Paper Circuit Kit comes with supplies for 12 students to work on 2 activities each.
- Lesson plans for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
- Video instructions
- 12 Step-by-step instruction cards
- 24 Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
- 24 Coin cell batteries (CR2032 - 3V)
- 24 Copper tape strips
- Binder clip
- Craft paper
Students will explore the following concepts:
- Simple, serial and parallel circuits
- Circuit design
- Language arts
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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts
Not for children under 3 yrs