Course Outline

Week 1: Green Building! Design, Cut, Shape, and hot glue the building together

Week 2: Building circuits – Breadboards, Battery Packs, LEDs, Resistors, etc.

Week 3: Housing Circuits – At LEDs, Switches, Buzzers to building

Week 4: Sensors and Take Home – Wire in light sensor and other additions and bring your build home

Week 5: Junk Racer – Bring in recycled materials and start designing the junk racer

Week 6: Finish Junk Racer – Finish junk racer and race your friends

Learning Outline

Week 1: Learn about geothermal heating, green roofs, recycled and renewable materials, insulation, heating and design concepts.

Week 2: Open & Closed circuits, Breadboard, Battery Pack, LED, Buzzer, Resistor, Electrons jumping from atom to atom, voltage

Week 3: Momentary switches, buzzers, 4 Position Dual Inline Package (DIP) switch, Male-Female wires, Potentiometers

Week 4: Voltage divide and sensors, Relationship of resistance with amperage and voltage

Week 5: How motors work, understand how axles, wheels, and sliders, design and problem solving

Week 6: Modification, how motors can act as a generator to light up an LED by manually turning the motor.

***Our courses are designed in a spiral method where we introduce concepts and in each class we come back around to them in a slightly different way to reinforce or even relearn facts, concepts, and skills.

Homework – Coming Soon

Homework
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5

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