Asking Purposeful Questions
  • Strategy: Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
  • Skill: Asking Purposeful Questions
  • Time: 50 Minutes

Paper Circuits

Use simple materials to construct working circuits and think critically about the flow of electricity.

In this activity, you will learn to make paper circuits



  • I can construct a working circuit.
  • I can describe the flow of electricity.
  • I can record observations.
  • I can differentiate conductive and nonconductive materials.
  • I can draw a circuit schematic.
  • I can explain and identify short circuits.
  • I can learn all bolded keywords.


Materials and Tools:

  • Scotch Tape
  • Paper / Construction Paper
  • Binder Clips
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Copper Tape
  • 3 to 5 mm LEDs
  • 3V coin cell batteries
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Assorted Batteries (Optional)
  • Hobby Motors (Optional)