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DIY Light Wand Kit NGSS

  • DIY Light Wand Kit (10 Pack)
    DIY Light Wand Kit (10 Pack)
    Item #: OHM-365
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  • DIY Light Wand Kit (single)
    DIY Light Wand Kit (single)
    Item #: OHM-367
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Teach about electricity, open and closed circuits, conductors and insulators.


The DIY Light Wand Kit is a wonderful way to teach students about electricity, open and closed circuits, and the difference between conductors and insulators. Includes a four-page lesson and enough materials for ten students to build their own colorful Light Wands. All you provide is some tape. Construction is safe and simple enough for students grades 3 and up. This is a great - and economical - STEM activity that's bound to motivate students to learn more about electricity.

Kit includes: 10 jumbo craft sticks, 10 binder clips, 10 button batteries, copper conductive tape, 10 LED lights, and a four-page lesson. Enough materials to make 10 light wands.
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3 reviews
maybe not
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don't agree that it's for all ages. tape is fragile and difficult to apply, at least for the 2nd/3rd graders I worked with.
Mary Hughes
Owner Response: We agree that this activity is not designed for younger children. The website does indicate that the lowest grade should be 3rd, but we see that the description says it's good for all ages. We will do a better job of clarifying that in the description.

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Great Hands-On Learning!
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I have purchased thousands of these kits for an educational program I help run. Fourth and fifth grade students are able to meet with my teachers virtually, and still get some great hands-on learning in. Educational Innovations has amazing customer service and has been very accommodating and open to feedback. Every set of kits I have ordered has arrived as ordered and on time. The instructions included with the kits are detailed and come with tips, extension ideas, and connections to NGSS. Classroom teacher feed back has been positive and students have had overwhelming success.

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Perfect for Our Science Party!
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We purchased this kit to use at our 8 year old daughter's science themed birthday party. The kids had a great time making the wands and were so excited to see them work. The kits were so convenient and much less expensive than if I had purchased the necessary elements separately elsewhere. I will mention that there is an error in the directions that kept our test run wand from working. Fortunately, I read through them beforehand and worked out the kinks before I tried it with the kids.
Stacie Stamper
Owner Response: Thank you so much for your review! We have corrected the error in the instruction. Thank you for the heads-up!

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This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as shown in the table below.

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Elementary Middle School


Students can use the DIY Light Wand to apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.


Different proposals for solutions can be compared on the basis of how well each one meets the specified criteria.


A solution needs to be tested, and then modified on the basis of the test results in order to improve it.


The DIY Light Wand can be used to develop and model how two objects interacting through electric fields, illustrates the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.

Suggested Science Idea(s)


Energy may take different forms.


Use the DIY Light Wand to test open and closed circuits or test conductors and insulators.


* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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