Getting kids excited about things like electricity might be a little difficult these days. After all, when they have endless entertainment on YouTube (like, say, Justin Bieber getting hit by a water bottle onstage) why would they engage in such primitive forms of entertainment as making a simple circuit?
Conductive Play-Doh might not solve this conundrum, but it could engage kids who prefer a more hands-on approach to science. Samuel Johnson, an undergraduate at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, developed a recipe for conductive modeling dough, which he dubs "Squishy Circuits."
To build a complete circuit, … Read more