Science Olympiad: Circuit Lab
IEEE is a proud sponsor of the CIRCUIT LAB event for the 2019 Science Olympiad. If your team is preparing for the Circuits Lab event, check out the resources below to learn more about circuits. We also have some great information on engineering majors, activities & opportunities, and games that will help you learn more about engineering.
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Hands on Activities
LEDs and Resistors
This lesson explores LEDs and resistors and reviews the differences between parallel and series circuit design and functions.
This lesson introduces students to the new technique of drawing electrical pathways for circuitry with pens.
The Phone Charger Conundrum
Lesson focuses on how technical standards are developed and demonstrates how standards enable products to work together.
The Power of Graphene
Lesson focuses on graphene and its electrical properties and applications. Students learn about nanotechnology and how engineers can harness the differences in how materials behave when small to address challenges in many industries.
Arduino Blink Challenge
Lesson explores computer programming and the impact of computers on society. Students build and test a program to turn a light on and off using an Arduino board. They connect the hardware, program the code, test their system, adapt it for variations in blinking times, evaluate their results, and share observations with their class.
Using Ohm’s Law to Build a Voltage Divide
Students will design, build, and characterize one of the basic circuits of electrical engineering, the voltage divider. These circuits produce a wide range of output voltages and are building blocks for more complex circuits. Circuit design will emphasize the concepts of Ohm’s Law and students will explore mathematical relationships of parallel and series resistors. Students will demonstrate their design efforts by building prototype circuits and using test measurement tools to confirm their predictions.
History of Computing – Engineered Memory
Lesson focuses on the engineering behind storage devices, and engineering improvements over time. Though exploring the operation of the “floppy” disk, students explore the mechanics underlying operation, and then test the disk under a variety of conditions.
Insulators and Conductors
Demonstrating the concept of conducting or insulating electricity. Note: This lesson plan is designed for classroom use only, with supervision by a teacher familiar with electrical and electronic concepts.
Get Connected With Ohm’s Law
Demonstrate Ohm’s Law using digital multi-meters. Fun hands-on activities are presented that demonstrate Ohm’s Law. Teachers use digital multi-meters to collect data that are plotted to show that voltage and current are related by linear functions for ordinary resistors and by power functions for light bulbs.
Two Button Buzzer Circuit
Demonstrate how two switches interact in an electrical circuit such as that used to sound a buzzer. Note: This lesson plan is designed for classroom use only, with supervision by a teacher familiar with electrical and electronic concepts.
Flashlights and Batteries
Lesson focuses on the concept of electron flow through the demonstration of electrical circuits in a flashlight, and how batteries operate.
Electric Messages: Then and Now
Lesson focuses on exploring electric message systems, from light signals using International Morse Code to text messaging. Students construct a simple telegraph using a battery, wires, a switch, and bulb, and explore the impact of communications on society.
Demonstrate how electric circuits can be controlled with a simple switch. Note: This lesson plan is designed for classroom use only, with supervision by a teacher familiar with electrical and electronic concepts.
Series and Parallel Circuits
Demonstrate and discuss simple circuits and the differences between parallel and serial circuit design and functions. Note: This lesson plan is designed for classroom use only, with supervision by a teacher familiar with electrical and electronic concepts.
Here Comes the Sun
Lesson focuses on solar panel design, and its application in the standard calculator. It explores how both solar panels and calculators operate and explores simple circuits using solar power.
- Engineering Majors
Engineer are inventors and problem solvers of the world. More than twenty-five major specialties are recognized in the field of engineering. How will you change the world? You can also search for universities with engineering programs throughout the world here: https://tryengineering.org/university. Download a great Infographic: How will you change the world? (need to add the link)
- Engineering Activities & Opportunities
Learn about engineering opportunities for pre-university, undergraduate, and graduate students all over the world. Find listings ranging from engineering summer camps and competitions to internships and research positions.
If you love STEM and have an interest in learning more about the field of engineering. Join us for an exciting two-week, on-campus engineering summer camp for high school students held at three universities across the US in 2019
- What Kind of Engineer Are You?
Engineers are the inventors and problem solvers of the world. What kind are you?
Questioneering – Engineering Trivia Game
In this challenge you will test your knowledge of engineering and technology.