Arduino Microcontroller

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Grades 6-12 (Kit)

This kit is designed to use during Activity 3: Stage 5 of the Hen House Engineering lesson plan. In a modern hen housing system, fans turn on automatically to maintain air quality and lights are programmed to turn on and off to simulate a 16-hour day year-round. Have students use this microcontroller to program the lights and a fan to run automatically in their hen house model. Sample Arduino program (Power Point)


Included Assembly Materials:

  • Arduino Microcontroller - Programmed with Arduino 
  • BreadBoard 
  • Arduino and breadboard Holder
  • USB Mini-B Cable 
  • Wall adapter power supply 
  • Jumper wires
  • Test leads - alligator clip with pigtail
  • LEDs
  • Resistors
  • Screwdriver

Assembly Materials (not included):

If you are new to working with Arduino microcontrollers, visit our Arduino page for additional information. View lessons associated with this resource on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix