AOI Logic- "Are you smarter than a 10th Grader?", Part 1



Students will gain familiarity and experience with And, Or, Inverter gates and see examples of practical uses of these different logic gates. The lesson will be made real to them as they create a game that mimics the popular TV show "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?". Students will follow the design process in creating their solution to the game design parameters found in the accompanying design brief.

Lesson Time

2 Full class periods
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (8)
California Academic Content Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to classify and recognize the differences between And, Or, and Inverter gates, recognize their symbols, abbreviations and numerical classifications and use them in electronic schematics.
  • Students will be able to determine the information and principles that are relevant from the design brief in order to create a viable electronic prototype.
  • Students will be able to choose the best solution among thier own project and that of their peers as they review the various designs produced.
  • Students will be able to produce a functional prototype, on the breadboard trainers from the electrical schematic they produce.
  • Students will be able to troubleshoot their prototype electrical circuit using multimeters.
  • Students will be able to apply group problem-solving strategies and critical thinking skills to solving the problem laid out in the design brief.

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