Museum of Science and Industry


Make a Circuit Board

Step 1 of 10: Materials

Key Terms Defined


Circuit
A path that electricity flows along

Here's the Materials You'll Need:

String of holiday lights
Insulated wire (about 7 feet)
Wire strippers
9-volt battery
12 small nails or metal fasteners
File folder or 8” x 11” piece of cardboard
Masking tape
Two paper clips
Ruler
Pen
Paper

Safety note: Battery can become hot when wires are attached to it.


Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
    * Wednesday, July 23: closing at 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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