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Arduino Blink Challenge

Students explore how engineers have solved societal problems such as applying computing to turn lights on and off.

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Electric Messages: Then and Now

Students learn how to send Morse Code through electrical switches which they construct from batteries, wires, and a bulb.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

Electric Switches

The Electric Switches activity encourages students to design a simple switch into an electric circuit.

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8 - 11

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Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

Flashlights and Batteries

Students learn how batteries work, and explore the simple circuit system found in a standard flashlight. Topics examined include batteries, electron flow, switches, and bulbs.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 11

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

Get Connected With Ohm's Law

Students explore Ohm's Law using a nominal six-volt battery.

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Here Comes the Sun

Students learn about how solar energy is gathered and transferred to electrical energy in solar panels.

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History of Computing - Engineered Memory

Students learn how floppy disks work and explore how they hold up in a variety of situations.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 18

CATEGORIES:

Electricity and Magnetism, Engineering Design, Technology

Insulators and Conductors

Students test a variety of materials in a circuit to determine whether each item behaves as an insulator or a conductor.

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8 - 11

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Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

LEDs and Resistors

Expanding on understanding of simple circuits, this lesson explores LEDs and resistors and reviews the differences between parallel and series circuit design and functions.  Note: This lesson

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 12

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Electricity and Magnetism, Technology

Series and Parallel Circuits

Students perform experiments using two different types of circuit arrangements: series and parallel circuits.

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AGE LEVELS:

8 - 14

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Electricity and Magnetism, Energy, Technology

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