PTE106: Intro to Electron AB (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Intro to Electron AB
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 7-8
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The introduction to electronics course is designed to acquaint students with the types and levels of work in power and energy occupations. This course will assist students in making informed and meaningful occupation and educational choices. The content includes, but is not limited to, the history of electrical power, basic electrical theory and circuits, using tools and materials, energy sources and conversion methods, and career opportunities in the field of power and energy.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities are provided in the laboratory setting, using hands-on experiences with tools, equipment, and materials related to course content. Students will construct projects and perform laboratory experiments related to creating electricity from heat, friction, light, pressure, and chemical action; identify electrical components, measuring electricity, utilizing magnetism, discovering how electrical devices work, and practicing electrical precautions. Students will investigate content-related occupations, make visits to information centers, museums, and electronic-related industries, present ideas and information orally and in writing, and assume leadership roles and work cooperatively within the classroom setting.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to pass laboratory safety, content, and process tests. Constructed projects will be compared to plans and evaluated. Written and oral reports will be evaluated for content and form. Class participation will be evaluated utilizing areas such as works conscientiously on projects, uses materials and tools properly, conscientiously assists others, works independently, offers solutions to problems, and completes projects.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to
- Demonstrate safety awareness in the laboratory
- Identify the applications and efficient use of the various forms of energy.
- Identify electrical components and their schematic diagrams.
- Demonstrate the proper use of hand tools and measure equipment.
- Construct electrical circuits using a variety of electrical components.
- Investigate career opportunities in the electronics career fields.