Educational Electricity Games and Activities

Written by Stephan Aarstol

The discovery of electricity dates back to 600 BC, when the ancient Greeks discovered that rubbing fur on amber produced a type of electricity called static electricity. However, it wasn't until many centuries later that people invented things like capacitors and batteries, as the science of electricity and electromagnetism began to be uncovered and people developed technologies that let them harness this power for different uses. Today, electricity is essential to kids around the world, powering everything from simple toys to televisions and computers, but many kids don't fully understand how it works or the science behind it. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to remedy this, whether it's through hands-on experimentation or playing educational games online. Through these types of activities and others, kids can learn about static electricity, conductors and insulators, how currents are constructed, and how to be safe around electricity.