Hello boys and girls, welcome back to Parsha Studio Science Edition!
In Parshas Vayishlach, we learn about the story of Yaakov Avinu and his preparations for a possible war with Eisav. We can learn from Yaakov’s actions that, even though he knew Hashem was with him, he did not rely on a miracle and did his part to prepare for the worst.
Today, we will be embarking on a project to create a Salt Circuit on a picture depicting the three ways Yaakov prepared to meet Eisav. Our goal is to light up an LED light using a circuit made of salt.
In simple terms, a circuit is the path taken by an electric current. It begins from a power source and moves towards the object that needs to be powered. In this project, we want to power an LED light. To achieve this, we will leverage salt to move the energy from the battery to the light. Salt is conductive, which means that an electric current can flow through it like a wire.
2 AA batteries
2 Paper Clips
4 plastic plates
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Pour some salt onto each of 4 plates.
Color the salt with blue, yellow, and red chalk
Squeeze the glue on the outline of the book.
Pour blue salt over it and shake off the extra.
Repeat steps 3 & 4 with sword – yellow salt, sheep – white salt
Use a paper knife to cut off extra rubber around the wires
Bend the wires of the battery pack over paper clippers, and stabilize them with tape. Then attach them to the paper where shown.
Put 2 AA batteries into the battery pack.
Pour glue over the curvy lines leaving some space in between and pour over the paper clips
Pour red salt and shake off the extra
Bend the wires of the LED light till they are completely flat.
Stick the wires of the LED light between the 2 lines.
Your LED light should light up if it doesn’t try to take it out and put it in another way.
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Supplies for next week
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