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Age range: 7-11 | 11-14 | 5-7
Duration: 30-59 mins
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Make a playdough electrical circuit

Learn how to make your own playdough that can insulate or conduct electricity.

This Christmas STEM activity is great fun! You’re about to learn how to make your own playdough that can insulate or conduct electricity.

It really is a fascinating playdough science experiment. You’ll make two varieties – one with salt and the other with sugar – and create a playdough electrical circuit. It’ll then be down to you to discover which is the insulator and which is the conductor.

Download our free activity sheet, make sure you’ve got everything you need and give our electric playdough a go! If you’re up for an extra activity, try our wordsearch that uses words from the experiment.

And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation #SantaLovesSTEM or send them via email to IETEducation@theiet.org to be featured in our online gallery.

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