Tuesday, February 11, 2014

STEM: Learning about circuitry and wiring

We've been learning a lot about electricity as part of our STEM work with our Cities theme. We'll be putting this new knowledge to use later this week when we visit Joanna's 3/4 class to help them install lighting in the tiny city that they're building in their classroom ("Ant Arbor"). 

Before we can teach the younger kids, we needed to get some experience ourselves: 

We disassembled switches, outlets, and power cords, examining the inner workings. 

Most kids didn't know how to strip a wire, so Marcellin shared his expertise by teaching a mini-workshop about how to use the tools to prepare wires to be connected. 

We'll be visiting the 3/4s on Wednesday afternoon to begin helping them illuminate their cities. 

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