Electricity Experiences for Motivated or Gifted Learners

If your 8- to 10-year-old is looking for a challenge, try these advanced books and activities.
By Michelle Anthony, PhD



Electricity Experiences for Motivated or Gifted Learners

Understanding Circuits and Electricity:

  • Allow your child some safe, virtual hands-on experiences learning about circuits and how they work with this interactive series of animations and activities.
  • Follow this up with some hands-on learning creating circuits and exploring electricity with potatoes! Check out these fun directions.
  • There is a wonderful online series to safely using homemade conductive and insulating playdough to create squishy circuits.
  • There are a number of commercial resources for making your additional circuits, such as Snap Circuits, Toysmith Green Science, or Eco Science. 
  • BBC has a number of fun interactive sites about using electricity and circuits as well. No mess, no supplies to get, and no safety concerns!:
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