Education

Hands-on science with squishy circuits: AnnMarie Thomas on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different flavors of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 4:09)

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Comments (2)

  • Shahinaz Mahmood Shams Addeen commented on Apr 7 2011

    i really beleive in that too

    love makes everything possible
    electricity understanding was very bad issue for me
    i just finished a lecture on cardiac arrhythmias to my students
    i was unable to explain many points because i am weak in electricity science

  • Janine Lazur commented on Apr 4 2011

    love! makes me want to go back and try to understand electrical circuits myself.