The movement for including engineering in our NGSS lessons challenges science teachers to teach science lessons that integrate engineering and physical science. The Makey Makey circuit board offers a fun and engaging way to introduce students to the concept of circuits. Students can use everyday object to create circuits.
Make Makey – Introducing Engineering Through Circuts
Circuits are central to how we interact with the world You need a closed path, or closed circuit, to get electric current to flow. If there’s a break anywhere in the path where electricity travels, you have an open circuit, and the current stops flowing — and the metal atoms in the wire quickly settle down to a peaceful, electrically neutral existence. This lesson teaches this concept in a simple and engaging way.
A closed circuit allows current to flow, but an open circuit leaves electrons stranded.
Picture a gallon of water flowing through an open pipe. The water will flow for a short time but then stop when all the water exits the pipe. If you pump water through a closed pipe system, the water will continue to flow as long as you keep forcing it to move.