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An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits

by Carissa Leventis-Cox

$20/student (plus materials for each student’s design), maximum 5 students.


We will be using the Museum of Science in Boston’s Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) curriculum for Grades 1 to 4 to foster engineering and technological literacy. Our students will learn problem solving, inquiry and innovation through:

  • a storybook of a child in a different country that introduces an engineering problem (includes a lesson in geography)
  • learning to solve a problem similar to that in the storybook
  • a hands-on engineering design challenge that requires science and math
  • create and improve on their designs.

This Fall, we will end with the unit called An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits. We will be learning science concepts related to electricity: conductors, insulators, and schematic diagrams.  We will also design an alarm circuit.

IMPORTANT: there are prerequisites. Your child must have knowledge of Electricity and Magnets. FOSS Connection: Electricity and Magnets must be completed before the first day of class.

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