True. The fundamentals of EE are how voltages and currents change, and
how they can be used to model real things.
Something like a really big RC circuit and an oscilloscope or light
You can also use graphite as a (highly resistive) wire -- draw on a
On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Celtwolf <celtw...@gmail.com> wrote:
> okay, i see that robotics and arduino projects are being suggested a lot.
> i'm not saying that those aren;t great learning tools, but this is,
> predominantly, about teaching the VERY basics of electronics engineering to
> 7th graders. arduino, and to some extent robotics, requires some
> programming. i'm not saying that 7th graders are incapable of learning the
> programming required, nor am i saying these ideas aren't awesome to get kids
> into, but i don;t think they're good introductions to how all electronics
> work. start these kids off with arduino and robots, and you'll be over their
> heads in minutes. they'll follow instructions without understanding much, if
> any, of the reasons why any of it works.
> start simple, get the kids understanding how electricity works the way it
> does, then let the kids branch out into more advanced stuff. if someone
> WANTS to get into making, like, cap bots, or making an arduino
> somethingorother, help them along and give them the resources, but don't
> make that the curriculum.
> On Saturday, August 25, 2012 8:58:58 AM UTC-5, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> Hi guys! Looking for advice...
>> I've volunteered to do some STEM teaching this fall at a middle school
>> My group of three has volunteered to teach basic EE, and they've given us
>> Our general problem is that we feel there isn't enough "bang" here.
>> So I'm looking to my fellow makers here -- what's a crazy-exciting EE
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