How Diodes Work

What turns a shower, sink, and hose on? A faucet, valve, or any other mechanical piece that only allows water to flow in one direction. This is helpful in houses, because it gives you access to water when you need it and prevents the house from flooding with water. Electrical circuits also need to be protected from a flood of current or electrons. Instead of a faucet or valve, electrical circuits have diodes. This activity introduces the purpose of diodes and how they work.

In-class timeline: One 1-hour class Preparation time: 30 minutes total prep time Works best for Middle School

Created June 17, 2019, 11:39 p.m. by Jaedyn from FirstByte

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Diodes Curriculum (Teacher reference)

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