Circuits and building go hand in hand, as both are principals and core components of engineering. During a trip for burgeoning architects and engineers we will be introducing, cultivating and encouraging skills that learners have their whole lives. They will learn how to start and stop the flow of electricity, what objects are conductors and which are insulators and how to build structures that are sound and can withstand the application of force.
After this trip, students will be able to define terms associated with the flow of electrical current. Students will be able to classify a range of objects as electric conductors and insulators. They will collaborate with others and successfully construct a working circuit.
These manipulatives are perfect for intermediate learners excited to figure out the how of it all- how computers receive messages, how messages are conducted and interpreted by machines and how 3d printing filament can build upon itself. This learning track is very hands on and deals primarily with the conducting of messages from objects to computers.