Arduino: Traffic Light

by  Liberty Science Center

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Learn about African American trailblazer Garrett Morgan and his inventions specifically the improved Traffic light. Using open source software students will make code a traffic light and as a team come up with an improvement to the design.

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By Request: $350.00
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Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

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Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences, Social Studies/History, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ
United States

Liberty Science Center's mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and excite learners of all ages about the power, promise, and pure fun of science and technology.

LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The age-appropriate, curriculum-linked STEM programs in our portfolio are designed for each grade level from preschool through post-college, including pupils with special needs. All of our programs are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—known in New Jersey as NJSLS (Science)—to help identify those that best meet your curriculum goals.

Mary McDonald

Program Details


This program begins with a driving question.
We will spotlight Garrett Morgan, a black inventor and businessman, who made a the streets safer for pedestrians and automobiles.
We will use tinkercad circuits to create and code a traffic light.
We will then add small modification to improve on Garrett Morgan's traffic light design.
We will return to the driving question.


Students will apply ideas to a design and test and refine it.
Students will model a traffic light
Student will use block coding to generate an algorithm for their traffic lights.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

4-PS3-4 Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another
3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.