Sewing Up Science: A Craft Based Approach For Teaching Electricity and Circuits.
The Science Teacher
Traditionally, many teachers have used breadboards and alligator clips to teach students about circuits and electricity. Electronic textiles (e-textiles)-fabrics embedded with electrical or electronic components-offer a new model for teaching this content. E-textiles also engage students in programming and engineering design through non-traditional projects help students change their ideas about who can participate in engineering, often developing new identities strongly associated with science and technology (Kafai, Fields, and Searle 2014; Barton, Tan, and Rivet 2008).
Tofel-Grehl, C. and Fields, Deborah A., "Sewing Up Science: A Craft Based Approach For Teaching Electricity and Circuits." (2015). Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications. Paper 504.