Super Novas - Squishy Circuits

Super Novas is the Nova Labs program for kids. This is going to be our first *official* Super Novas activity, so we had to make it a good one!

Squishy Circuits presents an introduction to electricity and electronics by making working circuits using modeling dough instead of wires! Making animals out of dough is even more exciting when they can have spinning tails and light-up eyes!

Please note the following important information!

• Super Novas is not a drop-off activity, a parent or responsible adult must stay at Nova Labs for the entire event.

• Due to limited parking near Nova Labs, we ask that attendees please park at the Sunset Hills Park and Ride Lot at the corner of Sunset Hills Road and Wiehle Avenue, which is directly across the street from Nova Labs (see

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  • Sabina S.

    Hi, my son is 15 and in 10th grade. Since wires are not used it seems like this activity may be geared towards elementary school children. Am I correct?

    September 5, 2013

    • Jason K.

      The Super Novas program is targeted primarily at younger kids (around 4-12), since teenagers are generally welcome at the "adult" classes. If he's really interested in it we wouldn't turn him away (especially if he wants to come and help out with the younger kids)..

      September 5, 2013

    • Justin L.

      Mentoring the younger kids is a good angle.

      September 11, 2013

  • Jeanne M.

    Do you have an agenda for the session? My son would be able to attend from just 10-12 (baseball practice starts at 12:30). I'm leaning towards waiting for the next oppty, but it would be helpful to see what's covered & when. He loves electronics and would hate to miss this. Thanks!

    September 5, 2013

    • Jason K.

      3 hours was more of a wild guess as to how long this will hold the kids attention. The agenda is going to be about an hour of guided learning explaining the basics of electrical circuits to the kids, and the rest of the time will just be kids trying things out and making things with what they learned and asking questions as needed..

      September 5, 2013

    • Jeanne M.

      Thanks, Jason!

      September 6, 2013

  • Bruce S.

    I have two kids that are interested, so I listed 2 guest. Not sure if that's the right way to account for both.

    September 5, 2013

    • Jason K.

      That's a good question, I didn't think about how meetup would work for something like this. We're trying to limit it to about 20 kids, so if you are just bringing 1 kid then just RSVP for yourself, if you are bringing two then you should list it as +1, that way the number of RSVPs will match up to the number of kids..

      September 5, 2013

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