DISCOVER + PLAY
Explore the amazing science behind electricity and circuits. Learn how to make games and gadgets that light-up and buzz.
Build a circuit that can light up your bedroom. Rig up an alarm to protect your stuff. Engineer a game that will have your friends and family buzzing for more.
Topics covered in this kit include:
- Electrons and electricity
- Voltage, current and resistance
- Conductors and insulators
- Series and parallel circuits
- Components – switches, LEDs (light emitting diodes) and buzzers
Why Discover Circuits?
Every action a computer takes is ultimately based on tiny switches in electrical circuits being on or off. Learning about electricity and how to control it safely is fundamental to understanding how computers actually work and starting kids on their tinkering with technology journey.
How It Works
Follow step-by-step instructions to build and play with the projects included. Then, watch them invent their own as they grow in creative confidence.
Learn the basics behind circuits and electricity by building the projects included.
Visit our virtual shed to discover more projects to make with your kit – for free!
Encourage them to use the kit and their imagination to design and build their own creations.
- 10 x LEDs (light emitting diodes)
- 1 x buzzer
- 1 x switch
- 4 x resistors
- 1 x 4 AA battery pack
- 4 x zinc chloride batteries
- 1 x copper wire
- 6 x croc clip leads
- 1 x 36-page instructions booklet
- Double-sided game card
PLUS a limited edition pencil case (made out of recycled plastic) for storing the kit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What age is the kit designed for?
All Discover and Play kits are designed to spark the curiosity and creativity of young minds aged 5 and over. We appreciate every child is wonderfully unique, therefore, request adult supervision to ensure each kit remains maximally enjoyable.
Do I need any tools or materials to complete the projects?
Everything you need to complete the six projects included can be found in the kit, even batteries.
You can find more creations, gadgets and games to make with your kit in our virtual shed - these projects may require additional materials.
How long does it take to complete the projects in the Circuits kit?
That’s a great question and it really depends on the child (and adult!). Typically (for a child age 7 and with no snack breaks), the time taken to complete each of the projects in the Circuits kit ranges from 20 to 45 minutes.