Spring 2011: Fundamentals of Business and Entrepreneurship
Change the world
Told the paperclip story, we were then challenged to come up with something that would help change the world.
So my team focused on doing a inexpensive, fun, hands-on activity with local schools to help get them interested in circuits. What better than getting them to play with some blinky lights?
We made circuits from aluminum foil (which LEDs were taped to) and then had resistors taped onto the batteries (so we wouldn't have to worry about burning out the colored LEDs with the wrong voltage). Using these materials we encouraged students (ages 10-13) to learn about series and parallel circuits. (From what I can recall, we visited 3-4 schools and had an offer from a local school principal to come back and teach an extracurricular on science.)
Textbook: The Entrepreneur's Notebook, by Steve Gold (whom the class was also taught by)