Make an illuminated card using a paper circuit

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Make an illuminated card using a paper circuit

Many thanks to Galileo Learning for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to think like a innovator!

We are just a month away from summer! End of the school year initially means a giant sigh of relief, yes? No more “brainstorming” lunches, drop offs, pick ups, school work, homework, assignments, book reports for a good 3 month period. Except this “yahoo” moment lasts probably a week. Then we start thinking about the days and days we have to engage the kids until school year begins. Well, now I’m all for having the kids figure out their summer schedule. Go out, bike, play, hike, explore like we did during our childhood. Unfortunately we live in a different world now! How many of us can honestly go all morning without checking in on our kids. While having the kids come up with their own ways to fill up their summer time, it is also beneficial to make sure they don’t get into a summer slump!

This is where Galileo Summer Camps come in. With facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, these guys know all the ways to keep kids from Prek to 8th grade engaged and learning. The camps encourages the natural curiosity of children and creates a fun environment for them to follow their interests. To prevent your child’s “summer slump” how about taking a look at what Galileo Summer Camps has to offer?

Some of the highlights of their camps

  • Hands on Approach
  • Focus on S.T.E.A.M
  • Love for learning
  • Follow the campers’ passion

This year the summer camp feature four fresh themes, each adapted for three different age groups:
1. GALILEO ROCKS: Music-Inspired Art and Instrument Engineering
2. DESTINATION SAN FRANCISCO: Art and Engineering in the City by the Bay
3. GALILEO MAKERS: DIY Art and Real-World Inventions
4. MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION: Himalayan Art and the Science of Scaling Mountains

To feature in today’s post and to give you a snap shot of all the awesome hands on activities the campers will be doing, we were sent materials for a fun circuit activity. We made illuminated cards.

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We were sent an instruction page { link below} and we created a basic circuit using copper wires, LED lights and a cell. We purchased extra lights to make the art pop even more. The kit came with 2 heavy paper as well for the kids to create art. However my daughter had a “Starry Night” art she made at school. We used the instructions to make a circuit and have the LED light pop in the place of the stars. Starry Night comes alive!!

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Lit up Starry Night

PicMonkey Collage

Make use these clear step-by-step tutorial to make your own illuminated card. These downloadable PDFS page has additional set of activities that you can do with your child. Extra S.T.E.M fun!

Included in the pdf will be a material list and GIA (Galileo Innovation Approach) based Instructions to create you own Illuminated card (please note that this project requires some items that may have to be purchased to complete – copper wiring / led lights -).

Download the PDFs here

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SAVE $30 when you sign up for Camp Galileo, Galileo Summer Quest or Summer Camps @ The Tech. ELimited to one use per family. Not valid in combination with additional offers or on previous purchases. Offer valid through 5/31.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, then do click here to avail a $50 off coupon code.

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