General Description

Arduino is a microcontroller, a small cheap programmable computer on a microchip. Over the last decade Arduino has become very popular with a broad range of audiences: universities, schools and maker communities automating everything from robots, 3D printers, sport equipment, scientific experiments and devices in the home. In this course we will step through a classroom tested Arduino learning sequence and learn how to read schematics, construct circuits, write and troubleshoot code. 


Teachers of Secondary Digital Technologies, Systems Engineering & teachers of various elective subjects that include coding & robotics

Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful,

3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals:  Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning


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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Arduino and the Course

    • Introduction to Arduino and the course

  • 2

    Setting up software and finding equipment

    • Installing Arduino

    • Acquiring parts for the activities

  • 3

    Breadboard Only Circuits

    • What is an electric circuit?

    • LED Button Circuit

    • Potentiometer LED Circuit

    • Transistor LED Circuit

    • Advanced Transistor Circuit (Darlington Pair)

    • What is an electric circuit?

    • Breadboard circuits reflection

  • 4

    Using LED's and Blink Rate Investigation

    • Blink Rate Investigation

    • Controlling 4 LED's

    • Controlling LED's with push buttons

    • Reaction Time Program

    • Advanced Reaction Time Investigation

    • Digital Circuits reflection

  • 5

    Creating and Programming Analog Circuits

    • The Voltage Divider

    • Voltage Divider with a Light Sensor

    • RGB Maxwell Wheel

    • RGB Colour Mixer

    • Analog circuits reflection

  • 6

    Resources and Assessments

    • Assessments overview

    • Arduino Quizzes for your students

    • Arduino Formative Assessment using Microphones

  • 7

    Where to from here

    • Classroom advice for implementing Arduino with your students

    • Useful websites for tutorials and equipment

    • Thank you and goodbye

    • Course Reflection

    • Feedback

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