Detective- Electrical Engineering

ACTIVITY HEADER

Name of Activity

Detective Electrical Engineering

Author

Hannah Garfield & Kirsten Jorgensen

Keywords

detective, electrical, circuits, mystery, squishy circuits, short circuit, light bulb, museum

Subject

Non-LEGO

Grade Level

4, 5

Time

1 Hour Total

Brief Description

1st lesson in “Detective Engineer/Intro to Engineering Unit”

In this lesson the students will learn the basic concepts of circuits and what electrical engineers design.

Lesson Objectives:

– understanding basic circuit

– understanding short circuit

– idea of what electrical engineers design

Materials Needed:

– white board/black board and markers/chalk

– play dough (1 tub per group)

– 9 volt batteries (1 per group)

– LED lights that work with squishy circuits (1 per group, but probably bring more)

Procedure

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