Electronics for Kids – Level 1

ABC of electronics with exciting hands-on STEM activities

Number of Lessons

8

Learning Hours

8+

Grades

5+

Electronics for Kids – Level 1 is a part of the specially-designed middle school STEM curriculum curated by curriculum experts for teaching the basics of electronics to kids through activities such as glowing an LED, making a DIY turntable, control DC and servo motors, using touch sensors to classify objects and conductors and insulators, etc.

With its clear explanations and an assortment of exciting activities for kids, Electronics for Kids – Level 1 will have students building their own DIY electronics projects in no time.

Learning Outcomes

After completing Electronics for Kids – Level 1, students will have a basic understanding of electronics, circuit design, actuators and sensors with the help of a wide variety of STEM activities.

Apart from the aforementioned learning outcomes, this STEM curriculum will also help them develop skills such as problem-solving and debugging techniques, DIY-ing, teamwork, and creativity.

Prerequisites

None

Curriculum Lesson Plan

Section 1 - Basics of Electronics

Students will be introduced to the building blocks of electronics – voltage, current, resistance, Ohm’s Law, how circuits work, and the basics of LEDs with the help of hands-on STEM activities based on evive.

1.1 - Voltage
What is electronics? What is an electronic circuit? What is voltage and how to measure it using evive?
1.2 - Basics of Electronics – Current & Resistor
What is current? What is resistance? How to calculate the resistance of a resistor using color code?
1.3 - Ohm’s Law and LED Basics
What is the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance and how to use it to light up an LED?

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 evive.

2.1 - Introduction to DC Motors
What are DC motors? What's inside a DC motor? How to control its direction and speed using evive?

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 evive.

3.1 - Introduction to Sensors
What are the sensors? How are they categorized based on the output they provide? How to read digital and analog sensors using evive?
3.2 - Touch Sensor – Conductor or Insulators?
What is a conductor? What is an insulator? How does evive's touch sensor work?

Section 4 - Capstone Project

After learning the basics of electronics, students will make a capstone project like railway crossing barriers, car vipers, or a spinning mop. The project is not limited to these only and students can take any other projects as well if the project uses the learning from the curriculum.
The students will work on the project up to 3 sessions depending on the engagement. Craft material like cardboard, string, rubber bands and other should be provided to the student.
In the first session, students will be briefed about the capstone project. Then, they will get time to ideate on the project and make rough sketches of the model they want to make. They will also list down the material required to build the project.
In the second and third sessions, students will make the project.

What will you need to Conduct this Curriculum?

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