Students can experiment with the LightUp Kits to make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects can be seen only when illuminated.
Students can experiment with the LightUp Kits to utilize engineering skills and proper testing methods of materials and design.
Students can make observations and/or measurements of the LightUp Kits. Students can utilize an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future action.
Students can use the LightUp Kits to study a number of engineering problems including: specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost, generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem, and plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled with failure points are considered in prototype revisions.
Students can experiment with the LightUp Kits to develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
Students can experiment with the LightUp Kits to evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Students can use the LightUp Kits to conduct investigations and use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding the relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.
Students can use the LightUp Kits to conduct investigations with computer simulations to model the impact of proposed solutions to complex real-world problems with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions with and between systems relevant to the problem.
Students can use the LightUp Edison Kit in a variety of safe ways to understand electrical circuits. Students can snap the magnetic blocks together to build a circuit to activate a red LED, a buzzer, light sensor, momentary switch and more.
Students can utilize the guided tutorials included in the kit. These make it easy for novice engineers and innovators to design exciting projects, with opportunity to experiment and test solutions.
The LightUp Edison Kit offers opportunities to use a computer app to review circuits and adjust any mistakes in the electrical flow.
Edison relied heavily on tedious experimentation for most of his discoveries, a commitment which some historians attribute partially to his lack of formal education. Tesla, in contrast, was an emotionally driven dreamer with years of engineering training, which allowed him to work out theories before physically implementing them. Encourage student to research, debate, and utilize evidence to support a position regarding the development of Edison's DC motor versus Tesla's AC motor.
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