Project Description

Circuit Board Electronics

Solder electronic components onto specially-designed circuit boards. Take home your own working electronic device like an alarm, lie detector, flashing lights or game.

  • Level: Available for Level 5 and 6.

  • Duration: Available in a 90 minute format only.

  • Numbers: Each workshop can cater to a strict maximum of 20 children.

  • State: VIC

Learning Outcomes

  • Through exposure to a real circuit board and its components, students gain an insight into what is ‘inside the black box’ of their favourite electronic devices.

  • Identifying and naming some circuit board components, such as resistors and diodes, and describing their basic function.

  • Placing components in their correct position on a circuit board using a diagram.

  • A soldering iron is a real tool that is used in the manufacture and repair of electronic devices.

  • How to use a soldering iron to correctly and safely solder components into their correct position on an electronic circuit board to produce a working device.


  • Students are introduced to circuit boards as the ‘machinery’ that is under the cover of their favourite electronic devices.

  • Students identify electronic components and place them into their correct positions on a circuit board.

  • Students safely use a soldering iron to solder the components into their correct positions on an electronic circuit board to produce a working device.

  • Students also use other tools, such as wire cutters and a solder pump (to remove unnecessary solder).

  • Students take home their working electronic device.

Curriculum Links

  • Apply safe procedures when using a variety of materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions (VCDSCD040)




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Very engaging activities and the entire session was full of action!

August 26, 2015

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Mad About Science Electricity session was amazing… I learnt plenty myself!

December 10, 2014

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Thank you Naomi, our kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have produced excellent results in follow up activities. We were really impressed with the session… Thanks!

August 26, 2015