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Electrical engineering is a diverse field. Spark students’ interest in this practical career through the hands-on projects in this guide. Through several activities and challenges, students learn about switches, series and parallel circuits, Ohm’s law, schematics, breadboarding, soldering, and more.
Includes lesson plans, correlations to national standards, assessments, glossaries, puzzles, and more. Student materials are reproducible for distribution in your classroom.
Use this full-color guide alone or as a supplement, or combine it with other Pitsco guides to develop an engineering curriculum.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include Pitsco ElectroLight Battery Kits; Blinky Robot Kits; Laser Show – the Kit; soldering iron and solder; wire stripper; Phillips screwdriver; needle-nose pliers; small vise; safety glasses; small wrench or pliers; multimeter; lamp sockets and 1.5 V bulbs; knife switches; switches; breadboards; electrical wire; 10 K and 330 K resistors; jumper wire set; AA battery holders and batteries; 9 V battery; and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.