Sat, May 11 | CodeForce

Sold Out! Free STEM/STEAM Event (Ages 7-14)

Stop by and let your children learn about electrical circuits, batteries, and how a potato can be used to power an LED light! This is a free, hands on project for students ages 7 to 14.
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Sold Out! Free STEM/STEAM Event (Ages 7-14)

Time & Location

May 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
CodeForce, 5 West Washington Street, Oswego, IL, USA

About The Event

As part of our "Give Back" initiative, we are offering free STEM/STEAM events each month, beginning in May. We are also committed to introducing our students, and our community, to projects that span each area of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).

This month, we will focus on engineering, specifically, electrical engineering.

About the Project

Students use potatoes to light an LED bulb as they learn how a battery works in a simple circuit and how chemical energy changes to electrical energy. As they learn more about electrical energy, they better understand the concepts of voltage, current and resistance.

After this activity, students will be able to:

  • Describe the flow of electricity through a simple circuit.
  • Explain why a light bulb may take more than one battery to light up.
  • Explain the role of electrical engineers in the development of electricity sources and the products that use electricity.
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