Electric Dough and Electric Oobleck

Recently the members expanded upon a prior experiment we performed. In the past we’ve made Squishy Circuit Electric Dough, a recipe created by St. Thomas University. This time we expanded on what we learned from that project and crated some alternate recipes with some interesting results. Electric Dough Recipe 1 1/2 cup of flour 1/8 cup of table salt 1/4 cup of white vinegar 75 ml water * Add a small amount of flour and kneed until no longer sticky… [TODO] refine recipe RESULT: .8 volts when used with zinc plated nail and copper wire Electric Dough Recipe 2 1/2 cup of flour 1/8 cupRead More →

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Exploring Electricity

The kids frequently have the opportunity to explore electricity and electronic circuits in the STEAM Room programming. Children as young as 7 years old have created electric motors from raw materials, and older children cooperated to make Squishy Circuit dough, a material developed by the University of St. Thomas school of Engineering, The University of St. Thomas Young Scholars Program, and the 3M Foundation. Visit the University of St. Thomas site for more information on Squishy Circuits, or as Electric Play-doh as the kids call it.Read More →

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