Team Duct Tape has been enjoying an edifying friendship with the Florida West Coast Section of IEEE, much of which includes the sharing of terrific information resources via the chapter’s Suncoast Signal newsletter (where we shared information about FIRST in Florida in the August issue – PDF), and regular updates about the chapter’s many different divisions.
Among the wonderful educational programs IEEE has developed are a series of lesson plans on Ohm’s Law:
“IEEE has developed several lesson plans as part of the Teacher In-Service Program for use by engineers and teachers. Additional plans have been developed as part of www.tryengineering.org, a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. Each lesson plan is tied to education standards and includes teacher summaries, student worksheets, and activities.”
One of the lessons is called “Build Your Own Robot Arm” and is appropriate for ages 8-18. Other lessons applicable to robotics education look at sensors, switches and a variety of engineering designs and ideas.
IEEE is a great resource for FIRST robotics, and we’re grateful the Florida West Coast Section IEEE is so supportive of FIRST here on the Gulf Coast.