As usual, Nick Wethington, from SpectrUM, introduced 5th graders to the day's activity. In the photo above, he uses play dough replicas of Mutant Ninja Turtles characters to show how to get the electricity flowing through small LEDs.
There was no shortage of enthusiasm. Farah and Luci got into the spirit with several LEDs in one small play dough creation.
Some students developed more elaborate creations, like the ones below:
The next STEM lab is Tuesday, April 24. To find out more about how squishy circuits work, as well as more about the Making and Tinkering in the Bitterroot program, just click here to view Nick's Instructables.