Course Map for

ELECTRONICS I

Monte Christensen Grade Level: 10-12

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-

September

Atomic Structure

Elec. Quantities and Ohm=s law

Explain major parts of atoms.

State the law of charges.

Identify conductors and insulators.

Explain coulomb, amp, volt, and watts.

Compute elec. values using Ohm=s law formulas.

Quizzes

Application problems on the Ohm=s law formulas

Exam with problems to solve

October

Static Electricity

Magnetism

 

Discuss the nature of static electricity, its uses and nuisances.

Discuss lightning protection.

Explain the properties of permanent & electromagnets.

Explain magnetic measurement systems.

Build electromagnets.

Activity to demonstrate magnetism.

Lab activities on static elec.

Exam on principles of static electricity and magnetism.

November

Resistors

Series Circuits

 

List types of fixed resistors.

Use Color code to determine resistance. Explain tolerance and power ratings of resistors

Use variable resistors as potentiometers.

Explain properties of series ciruits. List 3 rules for solving electrical values of series circuits. Compute values of voltage, current, resistance & power. Use voltage divider formula.

Resistor Identification Activity.

Color code Contest.

Exam on resistors.

Problem solving worksheet for series circuits.

Lab on Series Circuits.

Problem oriented Exam on Series Circuits

December

Parallel Circuits

Combination Circuits

Know the characteristics of a parallel circuit. Use Ohm=s law to solve for volts, etc.

Use current divider rule.

Know the characteristics of combination circuits. Use the rules to solve for various elec

quantities. State Kirchoff=s voltage and current laws.

Lab on parallel circuits.

Problem solving worksheet.

Test on Parallel circuit problems.

Lab on Combination Circuits.

Problem solving worksheets.

Exam on Combination Circuits.

January

Measuring Instruments Connect and read an analog and digital multimeter to measure voltage, resistance and current. Labs on measuring with an analog and digital multimeter.

Computer based training lessons.

Computer challenges.

One-on-one test to demonstrate competency using the multimeter.