Electronics Lab: Components, Soldering, Circuits and 21st Century Conductors
Ongoing | Ages Adult | $55/person (On-campus); $65/person School-based
Transformations of energy, electricity, circuits and electrical components have long been important physical science content in elementary through high school grades. Designing and building circuits with batteries, lights and components; integrating motors, servos and actuators; and engineering simple and complex control systems are becoming an integral part of classroom-based innovation, computer programming and robotics education.
This 5-hour class will:
- Provide foundational concepts and math applications for understanding electricity
- Model opportunities to learn about and build different kinds of circuits and systems
- Experiential introduce and explore the use of a large variety of electrical components
- Provide opportunities to design and build simple and complex control systems
- Show examples of ways to incorporate computer controls, programming and Arduinos
- Models project-based, engineering and innovation centered models of teaching
- Incorporate cutting edge materials like conductive paint, thread, linear actuators, etc.
- Provides time and materials to experiment, develop activities and collaborate
- Science Discovery Innovation Skills and Technology Short Courses can be held on-campus or at a local school, district, BOCES facility or college
- Short courses can accommodate teachers, school administrators, aids, other educators and librarians from schools or communities
- These courses are designed for between 10 and 20 learners
- This program requires a single room, tables and chairs to accommodate the class size, a screen and access to electricity
- The CU Science Discovery team will arrive at your school the evening before, or early the morning of programs to set up an extensive set of teaching materials
- Graduate credit and additional travel fees may apply
For additional information or to begin planning your CU Science Discovery program, please contact Hester Nadel via email or by calling 303.492.8640.