Paper circuits are an exciting way for students to learn how electrical circuits work. This kit includes 3mm LEDs in assorted colors, copper tape, 3-volt coin cell batteries and Activity Instructions. There are enough supplies for 30 students to create a closed circuit, open circuit, parallel circuit, and a series circuit. The concepts learned in this activity are a springboard for more complicated electrical projects such as turning a painting into an interactive piece of art, gamifying a poster, sewing circuits or building a prototype. If you are looking for a more complex kit check out the Hen House Prototype.
Additional copies of the Activity Instructions and links to Lesson plans associated with this activity can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.
View the How to Turn a Corner video tutorial
View the Series Circuit video tutorial
View the Closed Circuit video tutorial
View the Parallel Circuit video tutorial
View the Open Circuit video tutorial