This circuitry curriculum offers a hands-on introduction to electric circuits using LED's and conductive tape. The pages are full of opportunities for exploration and challenge young designers to problem-solve and think creatively and critically. The activities are meant to ignite a young person’s curiosity and imagination, opening the mind to new possibilities and moving him or her to play, tinker, and explore.
Short tutorials and background information accompany puzzles and challenges. The activities build on each other and are designed to allow youth to learn by doing. Each curriculum book becomes a completed workbook full of solved puzzles, met challenges, and creative light-up projects.
This curriculum was written for youth in Grades 4-9, but may be used and adapted for younger and older audiences, based on experience. The curriculum comes as loose-leaf 3-hole punched paper to make it easier for youth to complete the various challenges. Purchase binders to store this manual.
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Each book in the Power Park series was written using the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice as guidance.