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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Fieldcrest Third Grade Enjoy Making Squishy Circuits

The Inventor’s Secret What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford by Suzanne Slade tells the story of two friends whose inventions have greatly influenced our lives.  This book was shared with Fieldcrest Third Grades by University of Illinois Extension Marshall Putnam Ag in the Classroom to compliment the Squishy Circuit lesson. Students created basic electric circuits with the help of both conductive and nonconductive playdough. Colored LED lights lit up in the classroom as they successfully completed the activity.  They also tried their hand at making series and parallel circuits too. Students brainstormed ways electricity is used both in the home and in agriculture settings. For the third graders, Squishy Circuits was a fun way to learn about this unfamiliar topic.  For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at  -End-

Local Contact: Julie Read, Community Worker, Ag in the Classroom,