8 Electric Science Projects for Kids

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It’s electric! Try these hands-on experiments and projects to (safely) learn about the science of electricity. Take the afternoon to explore the connection between electricity and magnetism, different types of circuits, and static electricity.

Electromagnetic Train (Ages 9-16)

Did you know that electricity and magnetism are closely linked? In this project, experiment with the interplay between the two by building your own miniature electromagnetic train that zips down a track all by itself.

Graphite Circuit Drawing (Ages 9-16)

Can you complete an LED circuit using a graphite pencil? Learn about the conductive properties of graphite and draw your own design to see it light up! This is a super quick and easy science experiment that is entertaining for both kids and adults alike.

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Conductive Paint Circuit Card (Ages 9-16)

This card is sure to be the highLIGHT of your day! Conductive paint makes this an easy, but impressive, circuitry project.

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Aluminum Foil Circuit Card (Ages 9-16)

Make a card for a friend to explore the art of circuitry! See for yourself how materials like aluminum foil allow electricity to flow.

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Copper Tape Circuit Menorah (Ages 8-16)

This can be an interesting challenge for kids to tackle. We definitely found ourselves designing one thing, trying it, and then optimizing with another design. It was tinkering at its best, which was really neat to see and very fun to watch!

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Static Electricity Graveyard Boogie (Ages 5-10)

Put your imagination to work! Create and bring any scene to life with some static electricity. The static electricity will make the tissue paper creatures rise and dance!

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Electrostatic Toothpick Experiments (Ages 5-9)

How strong is static electricity? Can it move through a cup? Can we actually see it working? Grab a toothpick and a balloon to start experimenting!

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Static Electricity Water Experiment (Ages 3-9)

With the help of static electricity, it’s a cinch to bend a stream of water! The positive force of the water is attracted to the negative electrons on the comb so strongly that it affects the direction the water is flowing.

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