# 4.1 探索電路 Exploring Circuit

STEM lessons + blocks

## Students will gain understanding of how electricity is used to run common appliances, parts that make up a simple circuit and the difference between open and closed circuits.

• Students will integrate and exhibit learning by creating an electrical circuit.

## 在本課程中，學生將了解如何使用電力來運行簡單電器，組成簡單電路的部件以及開路和閉合電路之間的區別。

The followings are provided with this lesson kit:

• 45/90 minutes Exploring Circuit - Teacher Lesson Plan with notes (script) on lesson PowerPoint
• Exploring Circuit  -  Teaching PowerPoint
• Exploring Circuit  - Student Workbook (worksheet)

What is SAM Labs? (1 min)

﻿
Webinar: How to use SAM Labs in the classroom? (30 mins)

## SAM Labs Blocks used in this lesson - Exploring Circuit

Physical blocks :

1 x RGB LED

1 x Buzzer 1 x Light sensor

SAM Space App Software blocks used:

• Key Press
• Toggle
• Interval
• Cycle Colour
• Switch

1 x RGB LED

1 x Buzzer 1 x Light sensor

SAM Space software blocks used:

Key Press

Toggle

Interval

Cycle Colour

Switch

SAM Labs in the classroom videos   - see 14 videos here

The following tutorial, though is not directly related to this lesson, will give you a good feel of how SAM Labs works.

4-minute Tutorial: Loops in SAM Space featuring the RGB LED light

Blocks used in the above tutorial (see full SAM Blocks (physical and virtual blocks) directory here):

Physical block - RGB LED light

Software bocks:

• Key press
• Toggle
• Interval  (creating the looping condition)
• Counter
• Compare

The SAM Labs approach provides concrete solutions to link Computational Thinking to Coding in a non-technical, friendly approach for all teachers and learners.

See this document:   SAM Steam approach and computational thinking

References:

• BrainPOP movies/quizzes and games on Computational Thinking, Programming (coding), STEM and more.   These are good resources for teachers and students to clarify the meaning of key concepts.   Contact us if you like to have a trial.

BrainPOP Jr:  Computational Thinking Explained

BrainPOP Jr.

BrainPOP

## Want to try some Cool, Crazy ideas that kids, adult, everyone loves?  Check the followings ideas guide from SAM Labs:

The Book of Crazy Cool Ideas

To see the step-by-step video on how to connect the blocks, please click blow:

1. Traffic light 交通指示燈 (easy, 1 player, gadget)
2. Kaleidoscope 萬花筒 (easy, multi-player, gadget)
3. Pattern-Bot  繪畫機械人(medium, multi-player, home hack)
4. Door Prank 惡作劇之門  (easy, 1 player, home hack)
5. Bridge 起動式橋樑 (medium, multi-player, gadget)
6. Flipbook 翻書動畫 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
7. Stirring Machine 攪拌機 (easy, 1 player, home hack)
8. Alarm 鬧鐘 (medium, 1 player, home hack)
1. Flashlight 史詩火炬 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
2. SyncDancers 同步舞者 (easy, multi-player, gadget)
3. Smart Watch 智能手錶 (medium, 1 player, gadget)
4. Pinball 彈珠球 (medium, multi-player, game)
5. Conductor 指揮者 (easy, 1 player, game)
6. Football game 足球比賽 (medium, multi-player, game)
7. Gameshow button 遊戲按鈕 (medium, multi-player, game)
8. Drawing Machine 繪圖機 (hard, 1 player, home hack)