What Specific Problems does it solve?
In today’s world, exploring, coding, and the ability to solve problems are key elements to our kids’ future success. Learning and innovation are fueled by curiosity and the desire to explore and discover. Today’s education and other programs focus on specific topics and tasks with predefined tests and outcomes leaving little room for innovation.
SmarterSTEM Coding provides a unique environment conductive to curiosity and discovery while learning real 21th century skills that can be put to use. The student market for this new educational resource is targeted at grades 3rd-12th.
Module 1: Jumpstart: Introduction to Arduino “The Journey to PodPi”
Unit A: About this Course
Unit B: Arduino description and Overview
- Build confidence in approaching programming and hands-on activities with light electronics
- Engage students early on with an educational format that is related to computer coding
- Introduce students to the most popular electronic components
- Set up the computer environment for the lessons and future volumes
In this Module, the students will start by setting up their environment and computer to be ready for the adventures in learning. There are 8 main lessons and 1 challenge. Lessons range from single LED blink to RGB LEDs, button, potentiometer, light sensing, temperature sensing and servo motors.
Module 1 provides a step by step process to install and configure the software necessary for the lessons (one time only per computer), followed by an overview of basic electronic components.
Order Module #1
Module 1 Jumpstart: Introduction to Arduino “The Journey to PodPi”
20ea. Module Workbooks, Instructional Video Set, 1ea. Instructor Guide, 20ea. Arduino Boards, 20ea. Prototype Shields, 20ea. Student Tool Kits, 20ea. Light Sensors, 20ea. Resistors, 20ea. LEDs, 20ea. RGB LEDs, 40ea. Servo Motors, 20ea. Captain Arduino Patches
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