ERIC Number: ED389512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Circuit Sense for Elementary Teachers and Students: Understanding and Building Simple Logic Circuits.
Houghton, Janaye Matteson; Houghton, Robert S.
Today and in the future, critical toolmaking advances will need to be made in the area of circuit design, construction, and implementation. Traditional school curriculum has sidestepped the area of tool design, especially at the elementary level. This publication addresses a calling for a new curriculum direction, based not only on the study of word constructions, but also on the construction of tangible objects and manipulatives for students as low as kindergarten level. Many ideas, activities, and suggestions are provided to help students, teachers, and schools to perform inexpensive, real, hands-on electrical and electronic experiments. The topics covered include: (1) electrons; (2) light-emitting diodes; (3) switches; (4) AND, OR, NOT, NAND, and NOR gate circuits; (5) photoresistors; and (6) mechanical switching. (MVL)
Descriptors: Electric Circuits, Electricity, Electronics, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Hands on Science, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Projects
Teacher Ideas Press, Libraries Unlimited, Inc., P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A