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Transistor Mania: Learning about transistors

Model created with Transistor Mania lesson
Physical Science
Education Level
Middle School
High School

This activity is designed to help the students understand the significance of transistors in their lives. Students will learn how current research on nanoscale transistors is making their favorite electronic devices (i.e., cell phones, gaming devices, computers, etc.) faster and more powerful. Students will model a transistor in order to understand the relationship between voltage and electron flow. Lesson 2 involves a design challenge which extends what students learned in Lesson 1.

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