Last night on Facebook Kevin Jarrett posted a link to Sylvia’s Super Awesome Maker Show. For those not familiar with the show, it features a young girl named Sylvia making things like paper rockets, crazy putty, and squishy circuits. The squishy circuits episode caught my attention because I had written about squishy circuits last fall. In the squishy circuits episode Sylvia shows viewers how they can make their own squishy circuits to safely experiment with electric circuits. Watch the episode below then head over to Make where you can find the full directions and materials lists.
Applications for Education
If you’re looking for a good, safe hands-on electricity lesson for your students, making squishy circuits could be just the thing for you. Click here to watch a TED Talk about squishy circuits.