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Squishy Circuits

STEM-911
2 Credits
Online
No Ratings
STEM-911
2 Credits
Online
No Ratings
Combine sculpting, art, and electrical circuits for kinesthetic STEM learning! Squishy Circuits use LEDs, motors, switches, and buzzers to animate figures sculpted from dough that can be easily made with ingredients at home. Even young learners can use Squishy Circuits to explore concepts like conductivity and resistance, open and closed circuits, series and parallel circuits, and electrical load.

NOTE: Squishy Circuits kit must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the STEM Teaching Certificate.

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Candi Reimer

Instructor
As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.