• Lenape Regional High School District
     
    Electronics Technology II, Level 2 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:

    Uses knowledge acquired in the first year electronics course and applies it to solid state circuitry. Students learn the function of all the solid-state components and how they are used in today's electronic devices. Troubleshooting and design are emphasized along with lab experiments. Knowledge of test equipment and proper lab processes are emphasized with projects to help reinforce theories.

    Prerequisite: Electronics Technology 1, and recommended Algebra 1

    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.

    9.4 21ST Century Career and Technical Education

     

    Textbook and Resource Material

    Title:

    Introduction to Electronics

    ISBN-140188900X

    Cost Per Item-$75.75

    Copyright:

    2007

    Author(s):

    Earl D.Gates

    Reading Level:

    9

    Publisher:

    Delmar Publishers

    ISBN

    140188900X

    Representative:

    Karlin Antoine, Cengage Learning

    Phone #:

    1-215-477-3320

    Software

    Crocodile 3D

    VEX Robotics Design System/Power Pack


    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, and view safety videos and PowerPoint presentation.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Objective tests/ Online quizzes

    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 of semiconductor theory.

    · Describe the term covalent bonding

    · Describe positive and negative temperature coefficient and how it impacts on semiconductors and conductors

    · Name two types of semiconductor material and demonstrate how their atomic structure can be manipulated to create Negative and Positive type materials.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Objective tests

    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

    · Will 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 Kirchhoffs' Charge Laws

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

    Assessment

    Safety practices

    Solder connections

    Correct part placement

    Correct operation of the electronic project

    IV. Objective: Students will be able to 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

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

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

    · Given several small signal amplifier circuits determine gain and loss for each one.

    · Troubleshoot common power supply and small signal amplifier malfunctions.

    · Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Assessment

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Project Completion

    Final exam

    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

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

    Assessment

    Completion of research projects

    Worksheets

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    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.

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

    Assessment

    Teacher observation

    Worksheets

    Objective tests

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    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 four characteristics of an electrical circuit.

    · Discuss Water pipe analogy and creation of an Ohm's Law Analogy

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Design and build their own circuit (Lab)

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Topic exam

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

    Completion of worksheets

    Objective tests

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

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

    (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

    Objective tests

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    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

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XI. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast between the various types of inductors and explain L/R constants with regards to how they relate to inductance.

    (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

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XII. Objective: Compare and contrast between the various types of capacitors and explain how R/C constants in regards to how they relate to inductance.

    (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

    · The students will be able to identify the various types and uses of capacitors.

    · The students will be able to calculate capacitive reactance for various frequencies in series and parallel circuits.

    · The students will be able to describe the behavior of a capacitor in direct current circuits.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XIII. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast 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

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Completion of projects

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XIV. Objective: Students will be able to determine the conductivity of junction diodes under the conditions of forward and reverse bias.

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

    Activities

    · Describe the physical characteristics and schematic representation of a junction diode by:

    -Examining the case of the junction diode.

    -Using a digital or analog multi-meter to determine correct polarity.

    · Identify junction diodes in schematic circuit diagrams.

    · Determine which type of semiconductor material is being used by interpreting its volt-ampere characteristic curve.

    Assessment

    Objective tests

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XV. Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between common rectifier configurations and list their characteristics.

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

    Activities

    · Identify between full wave and half wave rectifiers.

    · Recognize common filter configurations and list their characteristics.

    · Troubleshoot common power-supply circuits.

    Assessment

    Objective tests

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XVI. Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between schematic symbols for NPN and PNP transistors.
    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F)

    Activities

    · Identify schematic symbols for NPN and PNP transistors.

    · Describe the general concept of amplification

    · Describe power gain

    · Calculate Beta from given data and from characteristic curves

    · Test transistors using an ohmmeter

    Assessment

    Objective tests

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XVII. Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between digital and analog signals and identify high and low portions of the digital waveform.
    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F)

    Activities

    · Identify several characteristics of digital circuits as opposed to linear (analog) circuits.

    · Classify devices as using digital, analog, or a combination of technologies.

    · List three types of multi-vibrators and describe the general purpose of each type of circuit.

    · Analyze simple logic-level indicator circuits.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XVIII. Objective: Students will be able to solve problems by converting number and symbols that make up the decimal, binary, octal, and hexadecimal number systems
    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F)

    Activities

    · Convert binary numbers to decimal and decimal numbers back to binary.

    · Convert hexadecimal numbers to binary, binary to hexadecimal, hexadecimal to decimal and decimal numbers to hexadecimal.

    · Convert octal numbers to binary, binary to octal, octal to decimal, and decimal numbers to octal.

    Assessment

    Completion of projects

    Completion of worksheets

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XIX. Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast the names, symbols, truth tables, functions, and Boolean expressions for the eight basic logic gates that are used for control of electronic circuitry.
    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F)

    Activities

    · Identify the various types of logic gates and their symbols.

    · Solve equations (Logic Problems) using Boolean Logic Expressions.

    · Analyze (logic gates) truth tables and how they operate circuitry.

    · Identify pin numbers and markings on a TTL (Transistor-to-Transistor Logic) device or an Integrated Circuits.

    Assessment

    Completion of projects

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XX. Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between the various types of Integrated Circuit (IC Families).
    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F)

    Activities

    · Identify/classify the various types and uses of integrated circuits.

    · Identify chip characteristics and pin variations of integrated circuits.

    · Describe the care and handling of integrated circuits.

    · Utilize a logic probe to determine if the Integrated Circuit is send or receiving digital signals.

    · Utilize various Integrated Circuits to complete lab experiments.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Objective tests

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XXI. Objective: Students will be able to make use of decimal encoding to represent numbers using various forms of binary code.
    (standards 8.1 A, B, C, E, F; 8.2 A, B, E, F)

    Activities

    · Identify the characteristics and applications encoding.

    · Demonstrate the coding of a seven-segment display.

    · Analyze input and output using a four-bit binary counter.

    · Produce a Seven-Segment Digital Die that will display random numbers 1 to 6 every time the pushbutton is expressed.

    Assessment

    Completion of worksheets

    Completion of projects

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Objective tests

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XXII. Objective: Students will be able to construct a functioning robot (same design for all students) using a kit of parts and directions.
    (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

    · Research (one to two pages) examples of how and where robots are being used in our everyday lives

    · Understand how the six simple machines lever, incline, wheel and axles, wedge, pulley, and screw can allow machines to create a mechanical advantage

    · Understand how gear ratios work for creating torque/power or speed in a robot/machine

    · Utilize the robot assembly directions to complete the six subsystems (Chassis, Structure, Motion/motors, Power/batteries, Sensors, Control, and logic/programming)

    · Troubleshooting robot problems taking place in any system

    Assessment

    Research Paper

    Objective tests

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Topic exam

    XXIII. Objective: Students will be able to put into action the Technology Design Loop to construct a robot to play a predetermined game using match rules and a playing field.
    (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

    · List and explain the eight steps in the Technology Design Loop.

    · Design a robot that will be able to participate with other designed robots in playing the game.

    · Determine gear ratios that will allow the robot to be fast or powerful.

    · Create manipulators that will allow the robot to score points (within the rules) with the game pieces.

    · Create a game plan that will explain how they will try to score (offensively), or prevent the other team from scoring (defensively).

    Assessment

    Objective tests

    Completion of worksheets

    Lab/ Project Feedback Forms

    Teacher observation

    Course exam

    Content Outline/Timeline

    I. Safe work practices. 1wk

    II. Basic principles of electron theory. 1wk

    III. Concepts in the sciences for solving problems. 1wk

    IV. Logical thought processes to solve problems in electricity. 1wk

    V. Electronic contributions to technology. 1wk

    VI. The sources of electricity. 1wk

    VII. Relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power. 1wk

    VIII. Magnets and Electromagnets Alternating and Direct Current. 1wk

    IX. Alternating and Direct Current 1wk

    X. Basic testing instruments operations. 1wk

    XI. Inductors and their relationship between inductance, 1wk

    frequency, and reactance.

    XII. Capacitors and their relationship between capacitance, 1wk

    voltage, current, frequency, and reactance.

    XIII. Types of transformers and their applications 1wk

    XIV. Conductivity of junction diodes. 1wk

    XV. Common rectifier configurations. 1wk

    XVI. NPN and PNP transistors. 1wk

    XVII. Introduction into Digital Electronics. 1wk

    XVIII. Numbers used in Digital Electronics. 1wk

    XIX. Logic Gates/Circuits. 2wk

    XX. Integrated Circuits, Basic Memory Circuits, and Flip-Flops. 3wk

    XXI. Encoding, Decoding, Counters, and Seven-Segment Displays. 3wk

    XXII. Introduction to Robotics. 3wk

    XXIII. Robotics Design Project 8wk