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Posted March 16, 2017
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Paper Circuits Greeting Cards
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/spfun_paper_circuits_activity1

PostedFriday, June 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Updated07/07/2017

Light up your love with paper circuits this Valentine’s Day—no soldering required! Create a sure-to-impress flashing birthday card or design a light-up Christmas card—all with paper circuits! In this activity, students are guided through the process to create simple paper circuitry using only copper tape, a coin cell battery, a light-emitting diode (LED) and small electronic components such as a LilyPad Button Board. Making light-up greeting cards with paper circuitry is great way to teach the basics of how circuits function while giving students an outlet to express their artistic creativity.

Light up your love with paper circuits this Valentine’s Day—no soldering required! Create a sure-to-impress flashing birthday card or design a light-up Christmas card—all with paper circuits! In this activity, students are guided through the process to create simple paper circuitry using only copper tape, a coin cell battery, a light-emitting diode (LED) and small electronic components such as a LilyPad Button Board. Making light-up greeting cards with paper circuitry is great way to teach the basics of how circuits function while giving students an outlet to express their artistic creativity.

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Norfolk, VA
    Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:44 AM
    Great activity to teach the basics of how a circuit works
    This activity has everything that is necessary for a teacher to introduce basic circuitry to their students. One great attribute of this activity is that it is simple and does not require many materials. This activity even eliminates the need to solder. Students can focus on how current flows and the purpose of a basic circuit. In the end it also allows them to make a tangible item that they can give to someone else.
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  • Instructor
    Boulder, CO
    Posted Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:34 PM
    This is a brilliant activity
    I did this while babysitting some friends' kids (5th grade and 1st grade). It's a really fun, scale-able activity that allows students to learn about circuits while expressing their creativity!

    We didn't use the templates, just made our own circuits on white paper and colored the paper with cool pictures.
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