In this activity, eighth grade students confirm the learning acquired in Electrodynamics, applying their knowledge to a real, everyday environment, by making a model of a two-story house with electric lighting.
First stage: the students carry out team research on the fundamentals necessary to design and build the electrical network in a house made with reuse materials.
Second stage: the students work on the construction of the house, where they will “lay out” the electrical network that demonstrates the applicability of a series circuit and a parallel circuit.
Third stage: they elaborate the technical sheet of the house to present their work to the TAE community; the operation and justification of the use of a mixed circuit in a home, as well as that of each one of them.
In this activity, social skills are developed by working as a team, with the benefit of knowing or learning to listen to ideas, respecting those of others, and advancing in a collective work to achieve the objectives of the activity. They also develop research skills, problem solving and overcoming frustrations, all in an atmosphere of enthusiasm, companionship and enjoyment of achievements and assimilation of failures, always with the support of the teacher.
It is important to listen to the students and know that they enjoyed the challenge (and this was expressed by them), that they understood what happens with electricity in their environments, and that the significant learning goes with them to their homes to continue understanding how things work based on what they learn in class.
The students like challenges, and overcoming them makes them work on self-esteem, value others, and recognize in other abilities or skills they did not know, and they enjoy the common achievement that comes with it.