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Teach Your Child About Electrical Circuits

an ideaWe love everything about electrical current here at Douthit Electrical! We love studying it, teaching it, using, fixing it, repairing, and installing the circuits for it. If it has anything to do with electricity we are interested.

The owner of Douthit Electrical, Chuck Douthit, began his career in 1985 as an apprentice and never looked back. He studied hard and along with a strong work ethic has been able to grow Douthit Electrical into a business that Charlotte has known and trusted for quality electrical service since 1990.

We believe that a basic understanding of how electric works, can only enrich our children’s knowledge and we encourage simple projects like this one.

Circuit Tester Items
A battery and a small bulb (such as from an flashlight or spare auto bulb).
Aluminum foil rolled up lengthwise to provide you a working conductor
Small items to test
Circuit Project Time

Have your child roll up the aluminum foil lengthwise. Place the foil between the battery and the bulb. Did it light up? They have created their first circuit!

Now use small household items instead of the aluminum foil to see what will conduct electricity and what will not. A few ideas would be a key, nail, button, eraser, chalk … you get the idea. Test the objects by placing them, one by one, between the battery and the bulb. Then touch the foil to the base of the bulb. Have them guess which ones will conduct the electricity and which ones will not.

Douthit Electrical has been providing Charlotte with quality electrical services since 1990. When you need help with your electrical service or installation, check out our money saving coupons and give us a call!

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