STEM Starters: Paper Circuits
STEM Starters provide students with essential tools to complete hands-on projects. When combined with everyday items, these materials can be used to design and execute a project using creative exploration and the engineering design process. By approaching a problem or a challenge with this thought process, children are able to make educated guesses, problem-solve, and learn without the fear of making a mistake. Perfect for individuals or small groups.
This activity kit challenges students to create a working circuit. The essential pieces—copper tape, coin batteries, and LED lights—are provided; it’s up to the young scientists to determine what type of structure to build and how they can bring it to life with lights. Using the engineering design process, students will create, evaluate, and redesign their battery-powered circuit until their objective is met. Includes enough materials to begin 6 paper circuits. 24 total pieces.