Unlocking Possibilities Lesson Plans for Ages 8 - 10

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Students are introduced to the fundamentals of computing, programming and electronic design.

This unit opens young students' eyes to limitless possibilities unlocked by circuits and computer programs with a fun, engaging introduction to the fundamentals of computing, programming, and electronic design. Using the Intel® Galileo board, and by creating some very simple programs and circuits, students light up LEDs and create an operating traffic light.

Students gain a hands-on understanding of what a computer is and how it works. In addition they gain an appreciation for how engineers and computer scientists can create useful products by designing circuits and programs.

• Subjects: Science, Technology & Engineering, Visual Arts
• Key Learnings: Types and Uses of Electrical Components
• Time Needed: 1-2 hours

Plan Materials Include:
• Unlocking Possibilities lesson plan
• Unlocking Possibilities presentation
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Resource Type:
Classroom Activity
Lab Activity
Lesson Plan
Intel Corporation
Author & Title:
Oliveier Guiter, Tom Seaman
Date Developed:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
education,engineering,circuits,computing,simple programming,Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM),traffic
Education Level:
Elementary School (1-5)