Thursday, May 14, 2015

123D Circuits - Collaboration Cool Tool

Let's examine the following middle school science standard:

7.P.2.3:  Recognize that energy can be transferred from one system to another when two objects push or pull on each other over a distance (work) and electrical circuits require a complete loop through which an electrical current can pass.

Without purchasing circuit boards, supplies, or the awesome and fun Arduino Board Kits, check out the following website:

I like to refer to this site as a "Circuit Building Playground."

Have students click "Sign In" and they should choose to "Sign in with Google."
This way, they do not have to create any new user names or passwords.

Check out the following tutorial clips below, or access my entire tutorial on Youtube:


I bet you are wondering how this is a collaboration tool...

Watch this clip and get ready because your students will love this!

Now, for some tasks...

1.  Have your students create a basic circuit.  Remember, one of the most important lessons with regard to circuit building is to learn the coding, which goes along with it.  This will allow your students to become equipped with fundamental knowledge for any job in engineering or programming.

For more examples of tasks and coding exercises for your students, please explore the link below.

How your students will share out...


For even more fun ideas and tutorials, please subscribe to Paul McWhorter's Youtube Channel.
Here are the video links for LESSON ONE
                                             LESSON TWO
                                             LESSON THREE
                                             LESSON FOUR
                                             LESSON FIVE

There are a total of 28 lessons.

**  You don't need to download any extra programs or software unless you are working with an actual Arduino Board.  You may use the 123D Circuits Website to practice all examples. 

If you are interested in purchasing real "Arduino Kits," here is a link for a less expensive model to fit your educational budget:  UNO Board LINK


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