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Paper clips, a recycled CD, a battery, and jumper leads form the Jitterbug, a creature that will “dance” across a table or around the room. Kids can add eyes, antennae, fur, and feathers, to make a creature all their own as they explore making a complete electrical circuit and how an off-center weight creates rotational vibration—not good in CD players but delightful when you’re doing a Jitterbug. This activity from the Exploratorium—a San Francisco-based museum of science, art, and human perception—is one in a series of hands-on science activities using readily accessible materials. This video was created by the Exploratorium and provided to the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).

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Paper clips, a recycled CD, a battery, and jumper leads form the Jitterbug, a creature that will “dance” across a table or around the room. Kids can add eyes, antennae, fur, and feathers, to make a creature all their own as they explore making a complete electrical circuit and how an off-center weight creates rotational vibration—not good in CD players but delightful when you’re doing a Jitterbug. This activity from the Exploratorium—a San Francisco-based museum of science, art, and human perception—is one in a series of hands-on science activities using readily accessible materials. This video was created by the Exploratorium and provided to the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).

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