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1 Basic Electronics - What are the Basics? TIP Visit our web site at

2 Introduction This is a guideline to help you focus on the Core of an Electronics Curriculum. This outline does not completely cover the subject of electronics and should be modified to fit the needs and resources of your particular program. This is a list of bare essentials you should cover if you wish to offer an Electronics Program at your site.

3 Electronics 101 b First we will look at the whole program. b Next we will look at a sample module. b We will present some suggestions for text and materials you might like. b We will give you a hands on lesson. b Please ask questions, we might have some answers.

4 Electronics - Core Standards Safety Students will understand requirements of personal and equipment safety in the working environment.

5 Electronics - Core Standards Safety Students will understand requirements of personal and equipment safety in the working environment. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Passing a written safety test. b. Creating a safety checklist. c. Helping to develop safety policies based on classroom events and observations. d. Completing tasks while maintaining a safe environment.

6 Electronics - Core Standards History of Electricity and Electronics The student will understand the historical developments in electricity and electronics.

7 Electronics - Core Standards History of Electricity and Electronics The student will understand the historical developments in electricity and electronics. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Creating a time line that depicts developments in technology. b. Explaining the major events of historical developments as they relate to current technology.

8 Electronics - Core Standards Units of Measure Students will understand the use of electronic test equipment and units of measure.

9 Electronics - Core Standards Units of Measure Students will understand the use of electronic test equipment and units of measure. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Selecting and applying appropriate equipment or tools. b. Analyzing and applying observed measurements. c. Utilizing engineering notation in unit conversion.

10 Electronics - Core Standards Mathematics for Electronics Students will understand the mathematical processes and applications that lead to solutions of electronic problems. P = Power (watts or volt-amps) I = Intensity (current in amps) E = Electromotive Force (Voltage) R = Resistance (Ohms)

11 Electronics - Core Standards Mathematics for Electronics Students will understand the mathematical processes and applications that lead to solutions of electronic problems. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Solving (DC) circuit analysis problems using Ohm's Law. b. Calculating fundamental (AC) parameters. c. Manipulating scientific and engineering notation in problem solutions. e. Deriving algebraic equations to determine unknown values in circuits. f. Utilizing a scientific calculator for problem solving. g. Solving multi-step problems including word problems using linear equations in one variable.

12 Electronics - Core Standards Science of Electricity and Electronics Students will understand fundamental scientific principles involved in electricity and electronics.

13 Electronics - Core Standards Science of Electricity and Electronics Students will understand fundamental scientific principles involved in electricity and electronics. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Describing the relationships between atomic structure, electricity, and the periodic table of elements. b. Clarifying the differences between conventional theory and electron theory. c. Defining the Laws of Charges and Magnetism. d. Showing the properties of conduction and insulation. e. Converting electricity from friction, chemical, solar, pressure, mechanical, and thermal sources. f. Explaining electron and hole flow as it occurs in semiconductor materials.

14 Electronics - Core Standards Electronic Components Students will discern characteristics of commonly used electronic components.

15 Electronics - Core Standards Electronic Components Students will discern characteristics of commonly used electronic components. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Identifying symbols and component characteristics. b. Determining resistor's values by identifying color codes c. Drawing schematic diagrams. d. Using diagrams to interpret circuit characteristics. e. Utilizing cross-reference resources.

16 Electronics - Core Standards Direct-Current (DC) Circuits The students will understand relationships between voltage, current, resistance and power as pertaining to direct-current circuits.

17 Electronics - Core Standards Direct-Current (DC) Circuits The students will understand relationships between voltage, current, resistance and power as pertaining to direct-current circuits. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Calculating solutions to Ohm's Law problems. b. Constructing and measuring sample DC circuits. c. Comparing predicted outcomes to measured outcomes with lab activities. d. Analyzing data gathered from simple and complex DC circuits.

18 Electronics - Core Standards Alternating-Current (AC) Circuits The students will understand the theory of alternating current.

19 Electronics - Core Standards Alternating-Current (AC) Circuits The students will understand the theory of alternating current. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Defining the terms and measurements associated with an AC sine wave. b. Using an oscilloscope to observe a sine wave to calculate pertinent values. c. Comparing an oscilloscope measurement of a sine wave to measurements made by other instruments.

20 Electronics - Core Standards Introduction to Digital Electronics The students will understand fundamental concepts of digital electronics.

21 Electronics - Core Standards Introduction to Digital Electronics The students will understand fundamental concepts of digital electronics. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Drawing and labeling the seven basic logic gates b. Deriving the truth tables of the seven basic logic gates. c. Constructing logic circuits using discrete components to emulate the seven basic gates.

22 Electronics - Core Standards Electronic Assembly The students will understand the procedures and processes related to electronic assembly.

23 Electronics - Core Standards Electronic Assembly The students will understand the procedures and processes related to electronic assembly. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Constructing an electronic device following a schematic diagram as a sole reference. b. Demonstrating the ability to use soldering techniques. c. Identifying tools commonly used in the electronic assembly. d. Using tools for their intended applications.

24 Electronics - Core Standards Employability Skills The students will understand how the development of personal skills affects their employability.

25 Electronics - Core Standards Employability Skills The students will understand how the development of personal skills affects their employability. They will demonstrate content proficiency by: a. Exhibiting positive attitudes, self-confidence, honesty, perseverance, self-discipline, and personal hygiene. b. Researching and identifying career paths and strategies for obtaining employment. c. Applying the principles of effective communication to convey and obtain information. d. Exhibiting critical and creative logical reasoning and problem solving skills.

26 Electronics - Beyond the Core Motors and Generators - Active Devices Digital Electronics - Instrumentation Industrial Electronics - Residential Wiring Computer Systems - Automation Home and Consumer (Product Servicing) Microelectronics - Optoelectronics Go to select Core Standards and scroll down to Beyond the Core for more details

27 b b Electricity and Electronics Richard M. Roberts Howard H. Gerrish William E. Dugger Jr. b b TOPS Learning Systems Books # 19 and 32 on Electricity Books # 20 and 33 on Magnetism These books come with permission to copy for classroom use! Suggested Books and Materials

28 b b Comes with the workbook and the parts for 35 progressively more difficult circuits. b b Our thanks to Gibson Tech Ed. For supplying todays hands on projects. TL100 TRONIX 1 Basic Electronics Lab

29 Intro to Electronics - Section 1 b b Electricity and Electronics - Chapters 1 & 3 b b TOPS Worksheets on Magnetism and Electricity b b Learning Resistor Color Code Resistor Challenge b b Tronix Kits Lessons 1-4, Experiments 1-9 The basics about major components and making them work. b b Time Needed to complete 2 to 3 weeks

30 Intro to Electronics - Section 1 b b Safety Meet your Districts requirements Pass test with 90% before you can solder b b Soldering GTE Video is a good basic intro This can be a course in itself Practice makes perfect Multivibrator Kit b b Time Needed to complete 2 to 3 weeks

31 Intro to Electronics - Section 1 b b Electricity and Electronics - Chapter 2 b b How meters work Building your own simple meters b b How to use a Multimeter Measuring Voltage, and Resistance Measuring Current (or how to blow up your meter) b b Tronix Kits Lessons 5-8, Experiment 10 Intro to circuit analysis b b Time Needed to complete 2 to 3 weeks

32 Intro to Electronics - Section 1 b b Electricity and Electronics - Chapters 4 & 5 Ohms Law - Watts Law - Kirchhoffs Law b b Its not math, its more of a balancing act… Ok it is math, deal with it! b b Tronix Kits Lessons 9-11, Experiments Be ready for moans and groans but this is the most important concept you will teach. b b Build something. Soldering soothes the soul. b b Time Needed to complete 2 to 3 weeks

33 Intro to Electronics - Section 1 b b Electricity and Electronics - Chapters 6,7 & 8 Power and Energy Parallel and Series More math, more moaning b b Electronic Workbench b b Tronix Kits Experiments Fun projects to build make up for the pencil work b b Time Needed to complete 2 to 3 weeks This is another area that may take extra time

34 Intro to Electronics - Section 1 b b Electricity and Electronics - Chapters 9 & 10 b b TOPS Worksheets review Magnetism and simple motors b b Build the Reed Switch Motor b b Tronix Kits Experiments 21 - ? Take away the pictures, make them use the schematics Add one day for each Tronix Experiment b b Time Needed to complete 2 weeks + Tronix

35 Hints and Tips b b Materials Fee Let them keep the kits, you keep the books Its a lot of work to assemble your own kits Have extra parts on hand - figure 20% loss b b They will still have their projects when you happen to see them in 10 years b b Change things to make it fun for you! b b Speed will change with each class

36 Hints and Tips b b You can build a lot of projects from recycled electronics, but what you save in cost you will spend 5 fold in extra work. b b Concentrate on an area you love, and they will learn to love it too. b b If you dont know find out together b b Join CCEI The California Council of Electronics Instructors


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