Mahomet-Seymour High School STEM Club

Week 6 Project

The Mahomet-Seymour High School STEM Club provides opportunities for students to participate and lead STEM projects each meeting.

STEM Club Week 6 Project

Building a resistor circuit to provide light from an LED

Project lead - Mr. Walmer

This project students worked together to build a resistor circuit to provide maximum light output from an LED while maintaing safe current.

Students were given a quick lesson on Ohms, volts, and amps.

Volts = Amperes x Ohms

Kirchoff’s Law (KVL): Voltage dropped in closed loop is zero, energy conservation.

Current Law (KCL): Current flowing into junction point equals current flowing out, charge conservation.

Students used probe cables, a Protoboard, resistors, LED, battery clips.