9 years and up.
An introduction to the concepts of open and closed circuits and to electrical components such as wire, resistors, LEDs, and a battery is followed by students building their own quizboard. Students design the quiz questions and learn how to cut and strip wire to make electronic connections. Then, they solder the electrical connections together (dependent on availability of staff) and wire the board together. Students get to take their completed quizboard home.
Any children under the age of 9 who attend will not be allowed to participate in soldering due to its dangerous nature.
Massachusetts Science Standards
4-PS3-2. Make observations to show that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.
4-PS3-4. Apply scientific principles of energy and motion to test and refine a device that converts kinetic energy to electrical energy or uses stored energy to cause motion or produce light or sound.