1. Arduino Phenomenon

Melissa Beemsterboer
30 minutes
High School Honors Physics


This lesson is all about student thinking. Teachers should refrain from entering their thoughts or comments beyond asking questions to get students to think deeper. Any questions asked should simply try to force students to think more about what they think causes the arduino to do what it does, and should not steer them towards any "correct" answer. Giving students a chance to put their own ideas down on paper will be especially powerful, as they will revisit these thoughts throughout the unit and at the end once they've learned more about what the correct answer looks like.

Underlying Pages


Next Generation Science Standards
  • Engineering, Technology, Applications of Science
  • Physical Science
  • NGSS Crosscutting Concept
    • Systems
    • Energy
  • NGSS Practice
    • Analyzing Data
    • Constructing Explanations, Designing Solutions
    • Using Models
    • Using Mathematics
    • Conducting Investigations
Computational Thinking in STEM
  • Data Practices
    • Analyzing Data
    • Collecting Data
    • Visualizing Data
  • Modeling and Simulation Practices
    • Assessing Computational Models
    • Constructing Computational Models
  • Computational Problem Solving Practices
    • Computer Programming
    • Troubleshooting and Debugging