Let's focus Week 3 on Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering is one of the newer branches of engineering, and dates back to the late 19th century. It is the branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity.Electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. (definition was stolen from the internet)
EXERCISE #1- Have your student watch this video and write down 4 things they think are cool about electrical engineering.
EXERCISE #2 - Learning with Circuits
We are diving back into Tinkercad. That's right, our 3D Modeling program. Whaaaaaa....Yes, it has circuit simulations as well as 3d design AND coding applications. The STEM Trifecta!! It's a pretty awesome program and that's why we love using it so much.
On the left-hand side of Tinkercad you'll see the options for Circuits. That's for creating new circuits but first, we need to learn all about circuits. To do that, click on the Learn menu in the upper right of the page.
From here you can play around and explore all the different options but I would recommend you start under the Lessons tab and do the Introducing The Breadboard Lesson.
Here is a picture of your completed project. It's a pretty fun project to complete to help understand the basics of a breadboard. There is definitely an "ah-ha" moment doing this activity.
Have fun and happy learning.