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Grade Level

5-6, 7-8


Duration

6-8 class periods, class periods being 45 minutes in length


Materials

A strong variety of fine art materials; drawing supplies, painting supplies, cardboard, construction paper, scissors, glue.

Chibitronics Classroom Pack (https://chibitronics.myshopify.com/collections)


Media

Painting, Drawing


Lesson Objectives

Student’s will be able to construct a simple paper LED circuit and use light to enhance a work of art.


Introductory Activity

Students will learn how a circuit works using powerpoint slides, a Brain Pop Video, and hands on examples that they will practice labeling with the parts of a circuit. Students will research and view examples of paper circuits, LED lights, and art.


Lesson Process

1. Students complete a planning sheet with ideas and mini conference with teacher.
2. Students complete an original well planned out and executed work or art.
3. Students construct their paper circuit, using a template, and Chibitronics circuit materials, and attach to back of artwork.
4. Students share finished work in an artist statement on Flipgrid.


Vocabulary

Circuit, Conductor, Power Source, Load, LED light, Craftsmanship


Resources


Author & Website/Blog

Catie Nasser at https://msnassersartstudio.blogspot.com/


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