The Lab Notebook will cover the following topics:
1. How to experiment
2. How electricity moves
3. How to write computer programs using Arduino's simplified C language.
Each chapter consists of an experiment and each experiment has four parts.
1. Discussion about how to program. A simple review of the principles of programming for the experiment.
2. Overview of the programming commands that are used in the chapter. How commands will be used and why we will use them.
3. Example program to try. The student will enter this into the Arduino software and upload it to the microcontroller. The expected result will be stated.
4. Word problems that expand the students learning beyond the the example program. Two types of problems will be posed. Type 1: What do you have to change in the program to change the result to X? Perform the change and see if you are correct. Type 2: If you changed Y in the program, what do you think will happen? Try it out and see.
There will be an index of the commands used in the book so that students know exactly which page to see when they need to remember how to use a certain command with the Arduino.
Like a textbook, the answer key is not included in the book. However, you will get a printed and electronic copy of the answer key as a backer.