Electric Avenue

Young designers love to make things and they love to make things work! In this 4-week afterschool program, designers currently in grades 2-4 will explore how electronic circuits work by taking on fun, hands-on projects that allow them to make, test, and refine circuits that perform real-world functions.

Each week, participating designers will practice new ways of creating circuits and using electricity to solve problems. They’ll learn about and make things with:

  • squishy circuits

  • conductive paint

  • littleBits circuitry sets

  • copper foil tape

  • coin cell batteries

  • LED lights

In the process, they’ll practice the design thinking process and hone the human interaction skills it requires, including empathy, teamwork, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and refining ideas. They’ll become more comfortable using science technology, engineering, and math as a way of exploring the world. 

Participants will:

  • Develop and understanding of the basic flow of electricity and "AND" and "OR" logic gates

  • Learn how electricity is conducted and what materials are conductive

  • Improve hand-eye coordination as they tinker and make things

  • Improve logic skills

  • Learn through experimentation and invention

  • Develop the vocabulary that describes basic electronics

  • Test the ways in which different circuits can be used together

Electric Avenue will meet from 4:00-5:30 on four consecutive Wednesdays: August 10, 17, 24, and 31.

$35 / $30 for a single session.