Grade 3 & 4 Paper Circuits

Third and fourth grade boys made paper circuits recently in technology class. Technology integrator Anderson Harp reports on the project: "The boys used a paper template, conductive tape, LEDs, Scotch tape, a coin battery and markers to create unique cards for the holiday season. Using conductive materials, the boys learned how to complete a simple circuit. I guided them through the process with an example I had created first. Next, the boys did their best to make the card light up using a test battery. If the LED didn’t light up, they had a chance to tinker with the circuits. They were encouraged to ask others in the class to lend a different perspective. Finally, they used the working light to inspire their own design for a new twist to the holiday card."