The Tech Will Save Us Electro Dough Kit is a new activity kit that takes a staple in almost everyone's toy chest and turns it into a learning tool for kids. Circuitry is a big and important step in learning about more complex engineering, but actually understanding circuitry can be a bit confusing, especially when you are trying to teach it to preschoolers. That's where this Electro Dough kit comes in.
The kit provides you with all the necessary tools and instructions needed to take something kids are always playing with-dough compound-and make it into a conductive compound. Kids will need to make the Electro Dough on their own, following the included instructions guide. The salt in this dough plays a special role, acting as the conductor needed to form connections that allow electrical currents to flow freely and bring your dough creations with lights, sounds, etc.
To help teach these concepts, Tech Will Save Us offers multiple online activities through its website that kids can access with a parent's supervision to create different designs while learning how their electro dough works. For example, how a button acts as a way to make and break a circuit, how buzzers turn electrical currents into noise, and much, much more.
We think this is one maker kit that offers some serious repeat play value. Kids can make their own conductive dough and play with the dough independently, or utilize all the resources and online activities offered by Tech Will Save Us to perform new experiments. We also like that the digital resources and online content are constantly being updated. In fact, parents can even sign their child up to receive weekly projects.
The Tech Will Save Us Electro Dough Kit is for ages 4 and up. It will appeal to kids that like compound play and activities. For parents, it's a fun hands-on learning tool to help with basic STEM concepts of circuitry and engineering.
Be sure to store your Electro Dough after use. A simple plastic bag will do the trick.
Additional more in-depth Tech Will Save Us Electro dough kits are also available and they are sold separately.
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