Exploring Circuits with Play Dough

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Handout for participants to record their thinking about electrical ideas, with suggestions about experiments to try

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  • SquishyCircuits:ExploringElectricity

    Squishy Circuit Recipes: http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/apthomas/SquishyCircuits/

    More details: http://bit.ly/1U77Syh

    What I know so far about Questions New Ideas

    Insulators

    Conductors

    Watts (Power)

    Volts (Voltage)

    Amps (Current)

    Ohms (Resistance)

    Atoms

    Electrons

  • What I know so far about Questions New Ideas

    What could happen when wires are longer/shorter?

    What could happen when wires are

    thicker/thinner?

    Can insulating dough conduct?

    Can conductive dough insulate?

    Make the brightest light you can

    Light the most lights you can

    Measure the volts of things (leave the circuit as is)

    Measure the ohms of things (remove any batteries)

    Measure the amps of things (remove a wire and put

    the meter in its place)

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