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Electronics

  • Overview
  • Activity 1
  • Activity 2
  • Activity 3
  • Activity 4
  • Activity 5
  • Activity 6
  • Activity 7
  • Activity 8
  • Activity 9
  • Activity 10
  • Extra Credit

After successfully completing the Electronics Module, students will be able to do the following:

• Describe in general terms, the theory of electricity
• Cross identify major electronic components by name, symbol, and function
• Read and interpret simple schematics
• Construct basic circuits both with the Electronics Trainer as well as the Edison Computer Trainer
• Test of continuity using the multimeter
• Measure amperage, voltage, and ohms and calculate watts using the multimeter and a calculator
• Demonstrate critical thinking by identifying probable problem areas in a circuit
• Troubleshoot for problem areas using the multimeter.

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 1, you will be able to do the following:
1. Understand the basic theory of electricity and electrical circuits
2. Understand and use safe procedures while working with electricity
3. Understand and be able to work with the Electronics Trainer.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  

After successfully completing Activity 2, you will be able to do the following:
1. Understand the purpose of many electrical components
2. Understand the graphic symbols that are used to represent electrical components
3. Read and understand a schematic drawing of an electrical circuit.

Worksheets: None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 3, you will be able to do the following:
1. Assemble basic electrical circuits using schematics
2. Check completed circuits for correct operation.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  

After successfully completing Activity 4, you will be able to do the following:
1. Use a digital multimeter in a variety of situations
2. Understand voltage and how it is measured
3. Understand current and how it is measured.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 5, you will be able to do the following:
1. Use a digital multimeter to check for continuity in a circuit
2. Determine total resistance in an electrical circuit
3. Understand parallel and series circuits
4. Understand Ohm’s law and some of its applications.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 6, you will be able to do the following:
1. Understand the operation and function of capacitors and inductors
2. Use capacitors and inductors in an electrical circuit
3. Test capacitors and inductors in an electrical circuit.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 7, you will be able to do the following:
1. Understand the various types of transistors and their applications
2. Create two separate alarm systems
3. Test alarm systems you have created
4. Create additional circuits that use transistors.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 8, you will be able to do the following:
1. Understand the various types of audio components and their applications
2. Wire two audio circuits
3. Test the audio circuits you created.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 9, you will be able to do the following:
1. Create a fail-safe circuit
2. Use the principles and skills you have learned to test the fail-safe circuit.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:

After successfully completing Activity 10, you will be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate your knowledge of Electronics by taking the Post-Test
2. Complete any unfinished activities

Worksheets:  None

Activity 11: Problem Solving (Found in Workbook), Crossword Puzzle, Vocabulary Quiz (Found in Workbook)
Activity 12: Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 13: Open-Ended Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 14: Careers (Found in Workbook)
Activity 15: Internet Activity (Found in Workbook)

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