Making and Doing

Paper Circuits Activity

A hands-on activity using printable templates and creating simple paper circuits. Good for MakerFaires, libraries, classrooms and other STEM related events where participants can create their own take-away.

Cost: About $0.50 (50 cents) per item, estimates are provided in the materials list

Time: about 5 minutes to make a single item

Materials:
• Coin Batteries ($0.30 each)

• Copper tape with conductive adhesive ($0.10) - Less than 12 inches per badge

• LED’s ($0.05)

• Small binder clips ($0.05)

• NASA Images of exploding stars/pulsars/neutron stars (download template here chandra.si.edu/make/template.pdf)

• Hand held hole punchers

• Small trash can – little bits of trash are produced during the activity




Paper Airplane

TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR BEST PAPER AIRPLANE

Test how far your airplane flies using the same distance markers every time. Each time you launch your plane, try to throw it with the same amount of “oomph” (a nontechnical term for “force”).







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