Grade 1A has been experimenting with Circuits using snap circuits kits. Students were introduced to the basic properties of electricity and electronics. They learned the fundamentals behind circuitry and how circuits are used in all of the technological devices we use today. An overview of a simple circuit, followed by paired students’ testing of the kits provides insight into the types of circuits and compares the differing properties of series circuits and parallel circuits.
Students were able to re-create circuits of various functionalities such as shining a light bulb, spinning a motor, or both. They were able to manipulate these circuits and create their own circuits using the components provided in the snap circuit kit.
In rotating small groups, the students were able to explore robotics and programming using the Dash robots. The Dash robots help students to learn creative problem solving and computational thinking, they help students learn fundamental processes relevant for all 21st century skills. These drag and drop programming workshop applications give them a visual way to learn the basics of programming and coding.