Build a simple electronic circuit

Build a simple electrical circuit

Time: 20 minutes.


  • AA battery and holder with positive and negative leads
  • low voltage motor (or low voltage light bulb and socket)
  • insulated wires
  • optional:, low voltage switch


  • Connect the battery wires to a motor (or light)


  • What happens when you complete the circuit?


When the circuit is completed, the electrons push each other through the wire delivering energy to the motor (or the light).

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