Learning about electricity and circuits is fun to learn about when you can be hands-on. There are a number of different kits available to explore them more and create amazing circuits and even robots with the right kit! Add some circuits to your science curriculum this year.
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Learning About Circuits in Your Homeschool
Just because we don’t go to public school doesn’t mean that after-school programs are off-limits. My kids go on Fridays to our local library for the after-school program and this past week was for the older grades, and my nine-year-old was actually the only one there as there was no school that day. Turned out perfect for us.
The circuit set we used involved conductor pens. It was not what I was expecting, and so fun! By drawing her own circuits and then learning how it works. Kids truly know how to do things like this without much help, it blows my mind sometimes.
The Circuit Scribe sets come with instructions on how to make multiple circuits following their images to make some really cool circuits. But you can also make your own. We did both, a lot.
Want to know a little secret? I had to have my nine-year-old show me how to get this to work. Kids know technology, they are like little ducks taking to water with it. The set we used was the Circuit Scribe and I completely recommend it!
More Circuit Kits
Snap Circuits Pro SC-500 Electronics Exploration Kit
Build over 500 experiments with 76 parts. Experiments include:
- a digital voice recorder
- AM radio
- digitally tuned FM radio
- AC generator
- screaming fan
- whistle switch and much more!
Circuits for Kids 335 Electronics Discovery Kit
Kids Electric Circuits kit can build 335 projects investigating alternative strategies. Circuit Experiments Kits included:
- Door Bell
- FM Radio
- Burglar Alarm
- Morse Code and more.
Electricity and Magnetism Experiment Kit
Snap Circuits “Arcade”
With a programmable word fan, dual LED display, and a pre-programmed picaxe micro-controller, the possibilities are endless. Snap Circuit’s arcade building sets has 30 snap modules to complete more than 200 projects!
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