Field Trip: Simple Circuits Workshop (Grades K-5)

Have you ever wondered how motors spin or lights turn on? Come explore the flow of energy through simple circuits. Educators can choose the project for their students: light up cards or pictures, squishy circuits, salt circuits, or flash lights. With each of these hands-on activities students will have the opportunity to make, test and refine their circuits that highlight basic electronic properties using conventional and nonconventional conductive and nonconductive materials. 

Students will: 

  • Learn how electricity is conducted and what materials are conductive

  • Develop their vocabulary around basic circuits

  • Practice electrical safety

  • Learn through experimentation, invention, and prototyping

Learning standards: 

  • SKPI, VAK.CR.4, VAK.CN.3

  • S1P1, VA1.CR4, VA1.CN.2, VA1.CN.3, MGSE1.G.2

  • S3E1a,b,c; S3E2a,b; S3L1c

  • S4P1a, b, c; S4P2a, b 

  • S5P2a,b,c; S5P3a,b


  • Duration: 1.5 hours

  • Price: $15 per student or participating chaperone / non participating chaperones are free

  • Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the workshop, class or school program will result in a refund of 50%. No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the workshop, class or school program.

  • Group size: 30 max / 10 minimum

  • Times: 10-11:30am or 10:30-12noon

  • Parking: MODA does not have a reserved parking area. Buses are able to park on 16th Street NE, between the High Museum of Art and First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Please note that parking is on a first come, first serve basis. For smaller groups, with passenger vehicles, parking is available along Peachtree St. NE and in the Lanier Parking Deck located at 1337 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Have any questions? Contact Alice Vogler at to explore the possibilities of bringing your group to MODA.