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Can You Design A Lighted Wreath Using Squishy Circuits?

We have a fun STEM challenge that will introduce your students to the Squishy Circuits! For this challenge, students will learn Squishy Circuits and have some fun.

What are Squishy Circuits and how do they work? With Squishy Circuits students are going to learn the basic circuitry skills, by using conductive doughs. We will learn how to safely create electronic circuits using conductive dough. The use of conductive dough is what will help the battery pack send power to the LED lights.

What you need per group...


What you need to do...

  • Start by breaking students up into groups of three or solo if distance/virtual learning.
  • Have students create a team name.
  • Tell students that the objective of this challenge is to make a wreath that lights up.
  • Students will then need to pick the conductive dough colors that they want to use, along with the LED colors.
  • Students will then use their conductive dough to create the wreath
  • Take the battery pack prongs and place them inside of the conductive dough (two different spots)
  • Place the LED lights into the conductive dough, make sure the prongs are not touching each other.
  • Once your prongs are placed into the conductive dough, turn on your battery pack and see the wreath light up.

We would love to see you try this STEM Challenge. Share your results with us through social media!

Happy Making,

Maker Maven

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