Introduction to Electricity

 

This week we had the pleasure of several visits from math and science helping teacher Justin Moore who introduced us to LittleBits.  LittleBits is a platform of easy to use electronic building blocks for creating electric circuits.

Day 1 – Students were asked to think about how electricity is an integral part of the lives and might constitute as an electronic device.

Day 2 – Students were introduced to components such as a power supply, counter, motors, LED’s, and buzzers.

Day 3 – students were given a task to make one of two items – either a tickle machine, wave greeter, or hypnotising machine using the LittleBits and a box of art supplies.

Day 4 and 5 – Students were given the task of using the LittleBits to ‘create something that does something.’

Day 6 – Students presented their creations to the class and created a series of reflective blog postings such as this one.

During this exploration of circuits and electricity, students were exposed to a variety of different disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (#STEAM)

LittleBits are quite expensive but if you’re interested to checking out the cost you can visit the store.