Duration: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
In this class, students will learn the basics of electricity and electronics through a host of experiments and activities including: learning to solder, constructing a 6-9 Volt power supply, and wiring several circuits on a solderless breadboard. Topics covered will include: the structure of matter, the nature of electricity, electronic components, and interpreting schematics.
1. Students develop an understanding of technology, its characteristics, scope, core concepts, and relationships between technologies and other fields.
2. Students learn the operations of technology through the usage of technology and productivity tools.
3. Students apply a number of problem-solving strategies demonstrating the nature of design, the role of engineering and the role of assessment.
6/9 Volt Power Supply
Students will learn the basics of soldering while completing this versitile power supply.
Solderless Breadboard Circuits
Students will learn the function of several components and how to interpret electronic circuits while wiring a series of circuits that include everything from a blinking light to a police siren.
Students will assemble these simple robots and wire several circuits on the breadboard in order to control its movements.
The grading for this class will be a mixture of homework, tests, and project grades. Approximately, 50% of the grade will come from homework and quizzes and the other 50% will come from projects.
Project grades are determined based on the quality and timeliness of the work.