Investigate the properties of electricity and create working electrical devices using the Engineering Design Process
Students study the properties, sources, and uses of electricity and electrical circuits then use this knowledge to design create working devices that use electric current and components to operate.
MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Threats and Vulnerabilities
Networks and Internet
A cyber-attack has shut down the nation’s power grid. Students must create a working flashlight from miscellaneous items to use during the blackout.
Students design and build a working telegraph to send encrypted messages to other teams. Students learn Morse Code, substitution and transposition encryption methods, circuitry, and foundational principals of electromagnetism.
Students design and build a new board game that includes electrical components. Students will also account for the build cost fo the game as well as potential profits from sales.