In today’s world, with the help of social media, you can find the amazing things that people invent with technology. Whether it be a neat contraption to help us recycle or an inventive way to tackle daily chores, technology is growing! Want to learn or be more active with such advances? Livermore’s Public Library is holding a teen program and its theme is Squishy Circuits!
What are Squishy Circuits? What are the Benefits?
Squishy Circuits, a combination of electronics and play dough, allow youths of all ages to experiment and learn more about technology and electronic sources. Accredited to the University of St. Thomas and their Playful Learning Lab, Squishy Circuits are an excellent outlet for children to learn because of the ability for them to design and theorize their experiments. The ability to design, mold and shape their experiment in countless ways allows their imagination to soar and create endless possibilities. Science is one subject that schools place great emphasis on. With Livermore’s famous laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, I can only imagine the great minds our community holds. What better way to expand or explore our knowledge?
Through Squishy Circuits and its activities, one gets to experience trial and error, creating theories and conclusions, and the great response of such projects. As a college student, I believe that getting our youths more involved in such activities related to expanding our education is important. My mom always had me in art classes, math tutors and local plays as to make me a well rounded student. Whether it be writing or derby car workshops, our brain absorbs knowledge that will benefit us in the future. Maybe this Squishy Circuits activity will open doors for future wins at science fairs!
Squishy Circuits’ Popularity
TED Talks, magazines, and various other sites and sources have featured the popularity of Squishy Circuits. So if you have children in grades 6 through 12, the Livermore Public Library welcomes them to experiment, learn and experience science hands on! This is a free and educational yet super fun event, so mark January 27th on your calendar! From 4:00 to 5:30 p.m, your child can learn science through simple play dough, lights, batteries and motors! Visit Livermore’s Public Library’s site for more details!