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Electronics for Kids

ABC of electronics with exciting hands-on STEM activities

NUMBER OF LESSONS

8

LEARNING HOURS

8+

GRADES

5+

Curriculum Lesson Plan

Section 1 - Basics of Electronics

Students will be introduced to the basics of physical computing with the help of engaging coding activities based on Makey makey and Raspberrypi.

1.1 - Voltage

What is physical computing? How to interface a controller with mblock in Stage mode? How to control the digital state of a pin to turn an LED ON and OFF?

1.2 - Basics of Electronics – Current & Resistor

How to control the brightness of an LED in Mblock using analog output?

1.3 - Ohm’s Law and LED Basics

What is digital input? How to read the state of a digital pin in PictoBlox? How to read the state (pressed or not) of evive tactile switch? How to read the state (up, down, or center) of evive's slide switch?

Curriculum Lesson Plan

Section 2 - Basics of Actuators

Students will learn how simple actuators like the DC motor and servo motor work with the help of hands-on STEM activities based on arduino.

2.1 - Introduction to DC Motors

What is physical computing? How to interface a controller with mblock in Stage mode? How to control the digital state of a pin to turn an LED ON and OFF?

2.2 - DIY Turntable

How to control the brightness of an LED in Mblock using analog output?

2.3 - Introduction to Servo Motors

What is digital input? How to read the state of a digital pin in PictoBlox? How to read the state (pressed or not) of evive tactile switch? How to read the state (up, down, or center) of evive's slide switch?

Curriculum Lesson Plan

Section 3 - Basics of Sensors

Students will learn how sensors work and how to visualize the output of different sensors with the help of hands-on STEM activities based on Arduino.

Introduction to Sensors

What is physical computing? How to interface a controller with mblock in Stage mode? How to control the digital state of a pin to turn an LED ON and OFF?

3.2 - Touch Sensor – Conductor or Insulators?

How to control the brightness of an LED in Mblock using analog output?