Jump to content

Fun with Electric Play-Doh -- Paging EleCivil


Recommended Posts

Paging Doctor EleCivil, Doctor EleCivil to the Science La-bor-a-t'ry!

A science and science fiction geek friend over at another forum had a link to a cool science experiment for kids, for -- fun with electric play-doh. Yes, you read that right, kids, electric play-doh.

Apparently, this is what the wacky Aussies over at ABC-TV's Science Channel do for grins. I read through most of the one page, and still have the remainder and links to read through.


But I knew right away that if anyone could put such a noble scientific experiment to good use, it would be our very own friendly neighborhood teacher, Mr. EleCivil. -- I need to forward this on to a couple of other teacher friends too, they'd get a kick out of it.

This is just further proof that you just never know about Australians. How incredibly cool is this?

Link to comment

I must admit, I do enjoy running electric current through things. And setting things on fire. And chemicals. Really, there's a reason I got my Gen. Science certification - I wanted to blow stuff up at work.

I'm forwarding this link to my school's science teachers. Also contacting a local art teacher to see if she wants to co-teach this - maybe build some conductive sculptures with the stuff, like the car shown in that link. And speaking of link, maybe I should grab some sausages, too*. We've already done electricity/circuits, but our school year runs until June 20th, so we have time for a few extra experiments.

Thanks for the ideas, Blue and Paul!

*Totally not innuendo. Probably.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...