Electronics for 5–6 year old Kindergarten kids
My son is very interested in circuit boards and other electronic components he comes across. I tried to look for books and learning guides but they are for older kids. Some kits are very custom made and expensive. So in this series of articles there are some basic exercises to help very young kids see and understand the electronic devices that surround them.
I’m using real, inexpensive components that they can touch and break. Also there is the excellent site, Tinkercad where you (the adult) can create and simulate the circuits. I simulated the circuits in this tool and my son would then try to create them with the components.
To follow along, if you need similar components, search for a “starter electronics kit” in Amazon/Google and it should be around $10.
Each lesson is meant for a 20 minute attention span.
Lesson 1 — Why are we doing this?
Lesson 2 — Connect some components and light up a LED
Lesson 3 — What is a transistor?
Lesson 5— NOT logic gate from transistors
Lesson 6 — Using a NOT gate for a night light
Lesson 7— AND logic gate from transistors
Lesson 8— OR logic gate from transistors
More lessons coming soon!