Electric circuit games – Game Operation (Vancouver)
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.
- 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.
- All material (except batteries) is provided by profaqua.