A fun yet instructionally relevant project in applying previous lessons on circuits. Students select an appropriate picture to create their own replica of the popular kids game "Operation". Past projects have included photos of the teacher, hot cars, and game controllers. Students affix their picture to a foil covered foam board and proceed to wire a circuit with tweezers that creates their own game.

Lesson Time

2 or 3 class periods
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will gain an understanding the process of product development as they participate in the development of their own game.
  • Students will be able to calculate, construct, measure, and interpret DC circuits by constructing a functional game.
  • Students will be able to build a prototype from plans and test it for functionality.
  • Students will be able to demonstration their knowledge of simple circuits by building a working model of a game.

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