Tenth Grade, Electricity & Electronics STEM Activities for Kids (6 results)
Stop for a minute and try to imagine your world without electrical power and electronic gadgets.
No convenient appliances in the kitchen, no electric lights. No computers, MP3 players, television, or video games.
Your life would be completely different, wouldn't it? Electricity and electronics are so central to modern life that, paradoxically, they're easy to overlook.
Try the annual Engineering Challenge from Science Buddies! Open to all students worldwide, a new challenge and prizes are announced every January. Explore the current challenge as well as ones from past years!
Around the globe, many holidays, like Lunar New Year, Diwali, and St. Martin's Day, are celebrated with paper lanterns. Making a paper lantern can be a fun and creative project that combines art and engineering. What will your paper lantern look like?
Are you ready to move beyond paper circuits and squishy circuits? This is a great intermediate circuit project where you will build your own working night-light. And of course, you will have some fun decorating it!
When you think of wearable devices, Apple watches, VR headsets, and Fitbits may come to mind. What about something even more personal like a circuit directly on your skin? Using simple tools you can find at your local craft store, design your own light-up temporary tattoo.
Did you know that the seaweed you've seen in the ocean or even eaten as a snack is inspiring innovators to imagine new materials? Large
brown algae, like kelp, contains polymers—long chains of molecules—that are more environmentally friendly than the ones in most plastics. These natural polymers (alginates) could eventually be used to create sustainable everyday objects. Try your hand at using a bit of chemistry to turn biodegradable polymers from algae into your own custom…
Wearables are found all over the biomedical world: heart rate monitors, EKG patches, braces, etc. In this project, you will make your own wearable air quality sensor that notifies you of high-risk air. You can attach the sensor patch on any existing clothing or even make a standalone patch that you can wear as a necklace or a bracelet.
Sewable circuits are a fun way to mix electronics and arts and crafts by sewing circuits into clothing or fabric. This sewable circuit focuses on creating a unicorn horn with a programmable red-green-blue (RGB) LED in the tip that changes colors. You will use conductive thread to make the circuit, but your stitched lines will also form the spiral lines of the unicorn horn.
Sensors are everywhere—on your phone, in your car, and even at the grocery store. Learn how to craft your own wearable sensor that you can put on your clothing. Using a simple and easy crafting method, you will be able to weave your own capacitive touch sensor patch that will detect when someone touches the fabric. You can use the sensor to turn on an LED, buzzer, or motor when it detects touch!
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