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Teaching electronics can be a daunting task no matter what age or ability level you're working with. There's choosing the various components, creating projects and activities, as well as the massive task of designing lesson plans and materials. The Circuits 101 Classroom line was designed as a complete classroom solution for teaching electronics. Teachers receive a robust set of materials to use, including lesson plans, projects, activities, diagrams, and videos. Learning how to program is like learning a foreign language, it's not something that can be quickly done over a dozen lessons. These lesson plans focus on teaching students the basics of programming while also having them modify more complicated code in order to learn HOW different parts interact. You will take parts such as distance sensors and show how to manipulate servos, 7 segment displays, speakers, and LEDs to show readings. The goal is to inspire and engage students, not just teach them how to write lines of code.
Teachers can easily hand out the boxes and use the free curriculum and resources to quickly and easily run lessons. Every set comes with a Teacher Box which includes a full set of supplies as well as additional batteries, tape, and informational cards. Each student box is a compete set of parts to be used by one group of students. (Groups of no larger than three students recommended, especially when working with a computer.)
In addition to electronics parts, Programming 101 Kits come with both Squishy Circuits Dough and Bare Conductive Paint. These conductive substances are used as alternative inputs to control our various electronics parts. Use conductive paint to create your own Piano, or control a servo by changing the length of conductive dough. (Large sets come with more parts.)
Lessons are aligned to Common Core and NGSS standards for easy integration into any new or existing curriculum. In addition to lesson plans, curriculum also includes activity pages, assessments, diagrams, and videos for classroom use. As with all Crazy Circuits Kits, our Classroom Sets require no soldering. Parts are connected in a brick based building environment via our special Maker Tape conductive tape. The only additional tools you'll need are scissors and a computer to manipulate code.
All Programming 101 Sets Include:
**NOTE: Additional pack sizes are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing