• Lenape Regional High School District
     
    Electronics Technology I, Level 3 Course of Study
     
    Final BOE Approval May 2011
    Revised October 2009
     
    Table of Contents

    Members of Revision Committee

    Statement of Purpose

    Program of Studies Description

    Core Content Standards

    Textbook and Resource Materials

    Course Objectives/Activities

    Content Outline/Timeline

    Members of Revision Committee

    Member

    School

    Email

    Extension

    Teah Santora -

    Lenape



    Chuck DiVincenzo -

    Seneca

    cdivincenzo@lrhsd.org

    Ext. 6622

    Stephen Allen -

    Cherokee

    sallen@lrhsd.org

    Ext. 8307

    Greg Cappello -

    Shawnee



     

    Statement of Purpose:

    The purpose of all curriculum guides is to provide direction for instruction. They identify the written outcomes in a subject and /or grade as the basis for classroom activities and student assessment. In order to achieve maximum understanding, the objectives identified as learning outcomes must be written clearly and reflect the specific learning and behavior which are expected.

    Objectives are written as major outcomes and stated to require critical thinking. Teachers should understand that they must make careful decisions about the specific sub skills and prior learning needed to reach these objectives. These professionals are encouraged to reflect with others teaching the same curriculum for this purpose and also to identify the most appropriate resources and methods of assessment. The assessments are directly aligned with the objectives. Therefore, the objectives in this guide are designed to provide direction to the teacher in order to facilitate instructional planning.

    All teachers, parents and students should be informed of the expected outcomes (i.e. objectives) for the subject and/or grade level.

    Program of Studies Description:

    This is a basic course in a series of three electronics courses. It covers basic electrical principles, Ohm's Law, electrical devices, house wiring, instruments, and test equipment. Experiments and practical projects are included.

    Core Content Curriculum Standards

    5.2 Physical Science: All students will understand that physical science principles, including fundamental ideas about matter, energy, and motion, are powerful conceptual tools for making sense of phenomena in physical, living, and Earth systems science.

    8.1 Educational Technology: All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.

    8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design: All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.

    9.1 21st Century Life Skills: All students will demonstrate creative, critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving skills to function successfully as global citizens and workers in diverse ethnic and organizational cultures.

    9.2 Personal Financial Literacy: All students will develop skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment, and charitable giving in the global economy.

    9.4 21ST Century Career and Technical Education

     

    Textbook and Resource Materials

    Electricity Principles and Applications, 7th Edition

    Copyright:

    2007

    Richard J. Fowler

    Reading Level:

    9

    Glencoe/McGraw Hill

    ISBN

    978-0-07-322279-0

    Mike O'Connell

    Phone #:

    1-800-480-9902

    Course Objectives/Activities/Assessments:

    I. Objective: Students will be able to examine and demonstrate safe work practices.
    (standards 8.1 A, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F)

    Activities

    · Participate in lecture and discussion

    · view safety videos and PowerPoint Presentations.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    II. Objective: Students will be able to examine the basic principles of electricity in terms of electron theory.

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, E, F)

    Activities

    · Identify the three parts of an atom and how they relate to the principles used in electricity

    · Produce finished Lab/ Project Feedback Forms.

    · Describe an insulator and give three examples.

    · Describe a conductor and give three examples.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab Projects/ Basic Electronic Circuit

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    III. Objective: Students will be able to differentiate the concepts in the realm of work and energy to solve problems encountered in electricity.

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 K, O)

    Activities

    · Read and decipher their own electric energy bill

    · Create and solve work/energy projects that they create

    · Complete a static lab to learn the principle of static charges and Kirchhoff's Charge Laws

    · Construct from parts supplied an electronic project that coincides and complements the instruction.

    Assessment

    Safety practices

    Solder connections

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Correct part placement

    Correct operation of the electronic project

    IV. Objective: Exercise the ability to use logical thought processes to solve problems in basic electricity.

    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Utilize EKI lessons

    · Make a variety of electronic circuits correctly calculate using Ohm's Law for voltage, current, resistance, and power.

    · Use scientific notation and prefixes to multiply, divide, add, and subtract very large or very small numbers.

    Assessment

    Objective tests

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    Online Quizzes

    V. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast the relationship between electricity and electronics, and the contribution of each to this age of technology.

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, B, E, F; 8.2 A, B, D, F, G; 9.1 A, B, C, D, E, F; 9.4 K, O)

    Activities

    · Explain electronic symbolism translation

    · Utilizing Multi-SIM/ Crocodile and EKI programs

    · Build simple circuit

    · Write a research paper

    · Utilize electronic computer software lessons

    · Utilize the AC/DC card game (teams attempt to build circuits and score points)

    Assessment

    Completion of research projects

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Worksheets

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    VI. Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between the various sources of electricity.

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, E, F; 8.2 A, B, D, E, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.2 A; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Identify and give an example of the six sources of electricity.

    · Identify the two types of batteries and demonstrate how to correctly connect batteries in parallel and in series, while observing correct safety procedures.

    · Use Web Pathfinder/ Web search for current technologies that manipulate the sources of electricity for its generation

    Assessment

    Teacher observation

    Worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Topic exam

    VII. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast the relationships between current, voltage, resistance, and power.

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Correctly calculate (using Ohm's Law) current, voltage, resistance, and power values for the following circuits:

    Series

    Parallel

    Series-Parallel

    · Identify and demonstrate the ability to determine the three factors of resistance in a circuit.

    · Understand the water pipe analogy and creation of an Ohm's Law Analogy.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    VIII. Objective: Students will be able to exercise an understanding of magnets and electromagnets, for the purpose of producing electricity and converting electricity to motion

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F, G; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Visualize magnetic fields, flux, and forces

    · Demonstrate how to determine the direction of magnetic flux created by a current carrying conductor

    · Understand and properly use the many terms needed to describe magnetism and magnetic circuits

    · Understand the basic principle of operation of a motor, generator, and a transformer

    Assessment

    Completion of projects Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Completion of worksheets

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    IX. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast how Alternating and Direct Current is generated and used.

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F, G; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Identify three types of Alternating Current waveforms

    · Prepare an Alternating Current sine wave and identify the parts of such a wave and interpret its relationship of electrical degrees to mechanical degrees

    · Explain and use the relationship between time and frequency

    · Compare and correctly identify Alternating Current wave and a Direct Current wave

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests / Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    X. Objective: Students will be able to examine how to operate testing instruments.

    (standards 8.1 A, C, F)

    Activities

    · Determine the proper function and correctly connect an electronic testing instrument to an electron circuit.

    · Complete various activities which utilize functions of an electronic testing instrument.

    Assessment

    Completion of projects

    Completion of worksheets Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XI. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast basic understanding of various types of capacitors and their relationship between capacitance, voltage, and current in simple series and parallel circuits.
    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, B, C, F; 8.2 A, B, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F)


    Activities

    · Identify the various types and uses of capacitors.

    · Calculate capacitive reactance for various frequencies in series and parallel circuits.

    · Describe the behavior of a capacitor in direct current circuits.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XII. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast a basic understanding of various types of inductors and their relationship between inductance in simple series and parallel circuits

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Identify the various types and uses of inductors

    · Calculate inductive reactance for various frequencies in series and parallel circuits.

    Assessment

    Completion of projects

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XIII. Objective: Students will be able to discriminate between the various types of transformers and their applications, and demonstrate an understanding of transformer operation.

    (standards 5.2 A, C, D, E; 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Identify the various types and uses of transformers.

    · Explain why transformers have volt-ampere ratings.

    · Understand and explain the differences between primary and secondary windings in a transformer.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Completion of projects

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XIV. Objective: Students will be able to examine how electricity is distributed through a house with the use of residential wiring concepts

    (standards8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F, G; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.2 E; 9.4 B, M, O)

    Activities

    · Connect Switches and Outlets in a lab situation

    · Produce General Wiring Connections in a lab situation

    · Understand residential Wiring Symbols

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Completion of projects

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    XV. Objective: Students will be able to develop the skills that will allow making a solder connection.

    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F; 9.1 A, B, C, E, F; 9.4 O)

    Activities

    · Internalize and practice safe soldering techniques

    · Understand the purpose and process of highly-reliable soldering joints in electronics

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Completion of projects

    Objective tests/ Online Quizzes

    Teacher observation

    Content Outline/Timeline

    I. Safe work practices. 1wk

    II. Basic principles of electron theory. 3wk

    III. Concepts in the sciences for solving problems. 3wk

    IV. Logical thought processes to solve problems in electricity. 2wk

    V. Electronic contributions to technology. 2wk

    VI. The sources of electricity. 2wk

    VII. Relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power. 2wk

    VIII. Magnets and Electromagnets 3wk

    IX. Alternating and Direct Current 3wk

    X. Basic testing instruments operations. 1wk

    XI. Capacitors and their relationship between capacitance, 2wk

    voltage, current, frequency, and reactance.

    XII. Inductors and their relationship between inductance, 2wk

    frequency, and reactance.

    XIII. Types of transformers and their applications 2wk

    XIV. Residential wiring concepts 2wk

    XV. Soldering 3wk