Students started building circuits that are powered by alternate forms of energy. Students can see first hand how these renewable energy sources create electricity. Students have to think about the whys and hows of each circuit build up as they complete the worksheet.
Today students were assigned a take home trash to treasure project. The project will be due May 12th or 13th (depending on whether you have class on day A or B). Students should take something that they are throwing out and re-purpose it into something new. See more information in the document below.
Today we spent the day catching up on any work that was not completed. Students who completed all worksheets could build anything they wanted with the SNAP circuits (but there was a catch: students had to draw the circuit diagram of what they built and explain how the circuit works).
Today we investigated circuit diagrams (which are often called schematics). Electricians and Engineers use schematics to help them draw and read diagrams about the set up of a circuit. To read more about circuit diagrams feel free to check out a website on circuit diagrams. Students practiced drawing circuit diagrams with a worksheet. The worksheet is attached to the 6th grade calendar.
When students completed worksheet number 4, they started investigating more complex circuits including series circuits, parallel circuits, and photo-resistors. There is some pretty cool things we can make my putting different components of circuits together! SNAP circuit worksheet 4 is attached to the calendar.