Spintronics in Education

Electronics is hard. Teach it in a memorable way that students can relate to.

Spintronics in the Classroom

Spintronics offers students (2nd through 12th grade) the opportunity to understand electronics in a way they can understand deeply. Rather than telling them what's happening in a circuit, you can finally show them. Students can feel the resistance, feel the pull of voltage, and watch the current flow. It is hands-on, fun, and easy to learn. It brings electronics units to life, it's excellent for learning engineering concepts, and is great for free choice time.

Girl playing with Spintronics, putting resistance on the battery with her finger.
Girl playing with Spintronics, putting resistance on the battery with her finger.
Girl playing with Spintronics, pointing to a part and explaining what's happening.
Girl playing with Spintronics, pointing to a part and explaining what's happening.
Girl playing with Spintronics, pointing to a part and explaining what's happening.
Boy and girl playing with Spintronics, pulling the string back.
Boy and girl playing with Spintronics, pulling the string back.
Boy and girl playing with Spintronics, pulling the string back.

Discounts for Educators

If you're thinking about buying Spintronics for your classroom, email us at [email protected] or call us at 651-231-0617 to get an educator discount. We'd also love to answer any questions or offer any help we can to make it easy to implement Spintronics in your classroom.

What do I need to know to teach with Spintronics?

You don't have to install an app or charge a device: just pull it out of the box and it is ready to go! If students are able to read, Spintronics is self-guided. An instructor should work through a few problems on their own to get familiar with the puzzle book and parts.

Appropriate Age Range

Spintronics is for ages 8 to adult - and that is not a stretch! We find that students aged 8-12 are able to get through most of the Act One puzzles. Older students and adults get well into Act Two, where the transistor adds challenge and complexity. Younger kids enjoy the first puzzles and building their own circuits.

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