Electric circuit games – Game Operation (British Columbia)

Like in a computer!

Did you know that the origin of the word “bug” in a computer comes from a shortened circuit caused by an insect attracted by the warmth in one of the first game built by man?  This turnkey project consists of three workshops and our young game scientists will first learn how to make electric series and parallel circuits and then apply what they’ve learned by building their own “operation game”! A fun way to integrate new information!

On the menu:

1) Electric circuits (60 min)

2) Building the game (2 X 60 minutes)

Objectives at the elementary level:

  • Use different components of a simple, electric circuit (wire, power source, lightbulb and switch) to build an electric game using a coat hanger.
  • Understand the use and function of different electric circuits (series, parallel, closed and open).
  • Know to read plans containing symbols.
  • Reflect on your mistakes to determine the causes.

Our needs

  • 2 AA batteries must be brought by students during the third meeting.
  • Provide storage space for the materials.
  • If there isn’t much time between animation activities, it is strongly recommended that they are set up the same area.
  • 6 teams must be in place before the science animator arrives.

Important information

  • All material (except batteries) is provided by profaqua.

Additional charges

  • For this workshop, you have an additional charge of $ 50 per group for the purchase of electronic equipment and consumables.
  • Travel costs (minimum $ 25) based on distance apply.
  • In 60-minute workshops, if there are more than 5 groups on schedule, the workshops will be spread over more than one day and the transportation costs will have to be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional fees will be charged if there is a delay of more than 90 minutes between two workshops.



Date (Please provide at least 2 dates, and if you have any restrictions for certain days of the week.)

Schedule (Please provide the full schedule of your school classes and if you prefer morning or afternoon. Note that a minimum of 5 minutes is required between workshops.)*

Is this reservation part of a MEES measure? *

If the previous answer is yes, please indicate what measure.

Special requests

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