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Using Stickers and Copper Tape to Prototype and Explore Electrical Circuits (P12 Resource Exchange)

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Collection

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

K-12 & Pre-College Engineering Division: Curriculum and Resource Exchange

Tagged Division

Pre-College Engineering Education Division

Page Count

3

DOI

10.18260/p.27163

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/27163

Download Count

27

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Jana Sebestik University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Jana Sebestik received a B.S. in mathematics and M.Ed. Jana Sebestik is the Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design in the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) at the University of Illinois. Before coming to MSTE, Jana spent 34 years as a public school classroom teacher. She currently coordinates education and outreach for four NSF/DOE funded energy and cyber related projects. She helps engineers and research scientists connect their work to educators, consumers, and students. She is author of curriculum modules in computer science, mathematics, and science including, Discovering Computer Science & Programming through Scratch and The Power of the Wind, published as part of the National 4-H STEM Initiative.

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Samantha Lindgren University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Samantha Lindgren is the Coordinator of STEM Teacher Development at The Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (MSTE) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A former Physics and Environmental Science teacher, she now writes STEM curriculum that integrates engineering into science curriculum. She has presented at annual conferences such as American Society for Engineering Education, National Science Teachers Association, and International Society for Technology in Education.

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Abstract

University of ______ STEM educators have created a set of classroom activities that allow students to conceptually explore topics in electricity using reusable stickers and conductive tape. The stickers are shaped like houses and neighborhood buildings to add context to circuit configurations commonly taught in grades 6-12. Students are challenged to repurpose an inexpensive solar path light to add a renewable energy resource and storage to their model neighborhood configuration. Prototyping with copper tape and reusable stickers is an accessible way to repeatedly engage learners of varied abilities and interests. Engineering design skills are promoted while engaging students as they solve problems and model electric circuits.

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