Physics with Arduino – SCOPES-DF

Lesson Details

Age Ranges
Fab-Safety.2, Fab-Programming.2, Fab-Electronics.2, Fab-Fabrication.2

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Moath Momani
Moath Momani
K-12 teacher
I am a passionate educational technology engineer experienced in developing computer training materials and teaching how to use computer applications, machines, and cutting edge technologies. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in August 2016, then I started my… Read More


In this session students will learn the meaning of physics in a practical way, so they will prove a physical theorem by using technology instead of complicated equations in schools.


What You'll Need


Laser cut boxes




Arduino boards

Arduino cables

LCD Screen


9V Batteries

Batteries connectors



The Instructions

Introduction to Physics

Discuss with students the challenge, design specifications, and the best solutions to prove the equation.

Case study: The intensity of light at the change of distance


Best solution (Final prototype)

Introduce for the students what they will make today in the workshop, and demonstrate how does it work.

The device has two sensors (light and distance sensors) inside the tube connected with a microcontroller called Arduino.

in the end, you will use a torch to light up the tube inside and take the measured values to prove the equations.


Software and Hardware

Explain what is the difference between software and hardware

Software, in its most general sense, is a set of instructions or programs instructing a computer to do specific tasks.

Hardware is best described as any physical component of a computer system that contains a circuit board, ICs, or other electronics.

Software and Hardware

Input devices

explain the input devices and give some examples.

An input device is any hardware device that sends data to a computer, allowing you to interact with and control the computer.


Some animals and applications use the ultrasonic sound waves