Plus Pilots: Guide to Tinkering: Electricity and Basic Circuits

Take your favorite building block moments to the next level as you work with electronics and circuits and make things that glow.
Plus Pilots: Guide to Tinkering: Electricity and Basic Circuits is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please extend this course! It would be so great to have a survey course for the "tinker" world. Having something cohesive would save me time and blind spots in learning about tinkering. Please, please, please extend this pilot to a proper full course!
Date published: 2021-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Want more Please continue this course. My husband wants at least ten more, and I would like to watch it too.
Date published: 2021-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Start to Learn I appreciate having a baseline such as this course...Especially, the hands-on activities. Simple and very intuitive. Highly Recommend to all who have been stuck in offices and want to expand their practical knowledge. Thank you and please offer more courses like this
Date published: 2021-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Want more After I watched this, I immediately went to my local home store to buy a few parts so I can do this with my six-year-old. He absolutely loved this and he now understands the basics of electricity...at six!!! What a great foundation he has now! I would LOVE to see more courses like this. Thank you!
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love to See more! I think this course is awesome! I Just learned the basics of electricity and can do fun projects with my kids , I hope there are more episodes
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introduction - Tinkering & Basic Electricity This course is geared towards young learners. I think this pilot is wildly successful and that Teaching Co rolls out the rest of the course. The instructor keep her explanations clear so most learners can easily - she hit the bull's eye!
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Educational, but very basic. Great for children. As an electrician I noticed a glaring error in this lecture. When explaining the circuit with the light bulb and the 9 volt battery, the professor gave incorrect information regarding the bulb. The button on the bottom of the bulb is what is connected to the + (hot) wire. The larger metal surrounding the bulb (the base) connects to the – (ground) wire. This is the same as a regular household light bulb in its socket.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for kids! While Great Courses Plus subscription is primarily for myself, my spouse and my high schooler, I was excited to watch this pilot with my engineering-minded elementary student. He absolutely loved it! I would love to see more courses geared toward high school and younger ages. We are looking forward to more lectures in this Tinkering series!
Date published: 2020-09-15
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Overview

Unravel the inner workings of electricity and circuits as you find the joy in tinkering through three simple, hands-on projects.
Guide to Tinkering: Electricity and Basic Circuits

01: Guide to Tinkering: Electricity and Basic Circuits

Professor Lister introduces you to the joy of tinkering, starting with three hands-on activities to help you learn the fundamentals of electronics and circuits. Through these easy projects, you’ll understand the inner workings of lights; plus, you’ll gain the ability to translate these projects into different applications, such as birthday cards, glowing jewelry, and really creative Halloween costumes.

19 min