Digital Electronics Daily Lessons - syllabus

October 2017
Date Warm-up Class Activities Objectives. SWBAT:
17 Which is more 0.4TV or 572GV?
  1. Quiz
  2. Hand in engineering notebooks
  3. Start Multisim. Enter codes. Work on Activity 1.1.6 Digital Components
  • Identify digital components in circuits.
16 What is a watt?
  1. Quiz review for tomorrow:
  2. Write a reflection in your Engineering notebook to answer these questions:
    • What mistakes are easily made when breadboarding?
    • How can you tell that a circuit is not closed?
    • Describe how to use a multimeter to measure voltage and current (in detail)
    • What did you learn by creating physical circuits and measuring their values?
  • Reflect on project to prove Kirchoff's Law and breadboard circuits.
13 What kind of circuit has the same current in every part of the circuit?
  1. Finish engineering notebook demonstrating Kirchoff's law with breadboarded circuits.
  2. Draw schematics in Engineering notebook and mark down measured voltages and current.
  3. Write an explanation of how your circuits demonstrate Kirchoff's Laws.

If you are finished, help somebody else!

  • Wire parllel and series circuits and measure voltage and current.
12 What kind of circuit has the same voltage in every part of the circuit?
11 Write 2300pF in proper prefix notation. What kind of component would have this measure?
10 Which kind of capacitor is polarized?
  1. Open the breadboard picture on the Handout drive in Paint. Draw the wires to complete the series and parallel circuits using thick, clear, colorful lines. Show for points.
  2. Investigate circuit components in VR.
  • Design a breadboarded circuit
  • Examine components in a circuit.
6 What are the units displayed on a can capacitor?
  1. Look at some advances in VR. How might VR be used in electrical engineering?
  2. Look at professional style breadboarding. Finish breadboarding and measuring circuits. Draw schematics in Engineering notebook and mark down measured voltages and current.
  • Wire a breadboard and measure voltage and current.
5 What is the capacity of a disk capacitor with the marking 474Z?
  1. Measuring voltage and current with a multimeter.
  2. Cut and strip wires to exact sizes to breadboard 1.1.5c circuits (only one of each: series and parallel) and measure values
  • Cut and strip wires.
  • Wire a breadboard
4 What colors are on a resistor in a circuit with a current of 20mA and a 9V battery?
  1. Complete 1.1.4 Component Identification: Analog
  • Identify analog components
  • Read capacitor values
3 What is the maximum value of a green blue red silver resistor?
  1. Review the questions on paper using Ohm and Kirchoff's Laws. Discuss things that don't follow Ohm's Law.
  2. Get into myPLTW to see curriculum.
  3. View the presentation on classroom and lab safety and do the quiz on general safety in the electronics classroom.
  • Review circuit calculations.
  • Explain safety procedures for the electronics classroom.
2 What is the total resistance of a series circuit with 4 100ohm resistors, and a parallel circuit with 4 paths that each have a 100 ohm resistor?
  1. Review the experiment on Kirchoff's Law
  2. Review OneNote Unit 1:: Kirchoff calculations page.
  3. Finish demonstrating Kirchoff's Law for a parallel and series circuit in TinkerCad. Add a screenshot to your OneNote Kirchoff page with an explanation.
  4. Answer the questions on paper using Ohm and Kirchoff's Laws to turn in at the beginning of class tomorrow.
  • Apply equations for calcuation of total resistance, Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws.
September 2017
Date Warm-up Class Activities Objectives. SWBAT:
29 Write 1200 MW in standard prefix notation.
  1. Practice equations for circuits on paper. (help for series and parallel.)
  2. Answer the questions on the OneNote Unit 1:: Kirchoff calculations page.
  3. Demonstrate Kirchoff's Law for a parallel and series circuit in TinkerCad. Add a screenshot to your OneNote Kirchoff page with an explanation.
  • Apply Kirchoff's current and voltage laws
28 How do you write 0.5 nF in standard prefix notation? (only using numbers >=1 and <1,000)
  1. Review quiz
  2. View presentation on Kirchoff's current and voltage laws.
  3. Answer the questions on the OneNote Unit 1:: Kirchoff calculations page.
  • Write formal prefix notation
  • Apply Kirchoff's current and voltage laws
27 Describe a way that you demonstrate integrity.
  1. Quiz on prefixes, reading resistors, and Ohm's Law.
  2. Do the experiment on Kirchoff's Law by following the directions by clicking (?). Write down the 2 concluding sentences as directed and hand in.
  • Demonstrate ability to read resistors, calculate V,I,R and use engineering prefix notation.
26 According to the syllabus, how much is an asssignment worth if it is one day late?
  1. Review prefixes. Redo the Metric Prefix Challenge and show me your score.
  2. review for tomorrow's quiz on reading resistors, prefixes, Ohm's Law.
  • Review Ohm's Law, prefixes, and reading resistors.
25 According to the syllabus, what percent of the class grade is based on product?
  1. Learn the electronics measures and metric prefixes. Write them on an index card (extras are on top of the bookshelf at the front of the room)
  2. Do the Metric Prefix Challenge. Put a put a screenshot in OneNote Unit 1:: Engineering Notation (score >9)
  3. Read about Engineering notation.
  4. Do the Engineering notation practice and challenge. Put a screenshot in OneNote Unit 1:: Engineering Notation (score >9)
  5. Do the problems at the bottom of the OneNote Engineering Notation page.
  • Memorize metric prefixes
  • Translate from scientific to engineering notation
  • Solve problems that use engineering notation
I forgot to bring the notebooks home over the weekend, they will be graded Tuesday.
22 How much current is flowing in a circuit with a 3V battery and a 330 Ohm resistor?
  1. Return signed syllabi.
  2. Paste screenshots into OneNote: Unit 1 :: Parallel/Series Simulations.
    1. Simulated breadboard circuit in TinkerCad that lights up 2 LEDs in series and another LED in parallel.
    2. Modified switch/color LED circuit with purple, yellow, green
    3. Modified parallel/series circuits.
  3. Hand in papers with breadboard, Ohm's, parallel, series
  4. Notebooks graded this weekend.
  • Document simulated circuits

Pep Rally today

21 What does an ammeter measure?
  1. Review syllabus. Bring home to get signed.
  2. Introduction to Kirchoff's Law.
  3. Review notebook grading rubric. Bring your notebook home to complete if necessary.
  4. Modify your TinkerCad Design Simulations according to these directions. Save screenshots in OneNote: Unit 1 :: Parallel/Series Simulations.
  • Simulate parallel and series circuits.
  • Modify simulated parallel and series circuits.
  • Measure voltage and current in simulated circuits.
20 What is Ohm's Law?
  1. Match the circuit symbols with descriptions.
  2. Make a page for Ohm's Law in your engineering notebook. Copy the equations and these problems into your notebook with answers.
  3. Do the 3 TinkerCad circuit labs: Introducing the breadboard, Ohm's Law and Series and Parallel circuits
  • Calculate circuit values with Ohm's Law.
  • Create a circuit on a simulated breadboard.
  • Experiment with Ohm's Law via simulation
19 What is the value of a red red gold gold resistor?
  1. Glue or tape a resistor color code chart into your engineering notebook. Add an explanation of how to read all 4 band resistors.
  2. Do the resistor color code challenge (.swf file) and paste a screenshot of your best score in OneNote: Unit 1 Foundations (<25 sec)
  3. Do the resistor challenge ( .swf file) and paste a screenshot of your best score in OneNote (>15)
  4. Create an account in TinkerCad (no need to give your real birthday, use your school email and password and code 5ZZF0DVH). Learn how to simulate and edit a circuit.
  • Read resistor values quickly and accurately
  • Simulate a basic circuit
18 How can you earn warm-up points for a day you were absent?
  1. Choose a color resistor code chart.
  2. Consider software engineering that interacts with digitial electronics hardware. View the VR course in CodeHS (log in through Clever). Class Code C05EB
  • Document the process for reading resistor values
  • Experiment with VR code.
College Fair - majority of the class away
14 What is the lowest value that a yellow, orange, brown, silver resistor could have?
  1. Consider opportunities: Congressional App ChallengeBebras ChallengeUMBC CWITAspirationsLadies Explore CS,
  2. Review component identification. Ask good questions, find good answers.
  3. Take the resistor challenge
  4. In pairs, calculate min and max values of resistors. Write on w SEPARATE piece of paper. Verify if the resistor meets the criteria.
  • Identify schematic symbols
  • Identify resistor values
  • Calculate min and max values for resistors.
13 How can you increase current without changing voltage?
  1. Hand in homework and notes. Review.
  2. Get all the 2 and 3 band resistor practices 100% correct.
  3. Mark working multimeters. Verify yours and somebody else's resistor values. Hand in cards with both names on them.
  4. View component identification presentation, Add notes to journals of each kind of component, its function and its symbol. You can find symbol definitions here.
  • Practice reading resistors
  • Use mutlimeters to verify resistor values
12 Which is more accurate, gold or silver on the 4th band of a resistor?
  1. Practice resistor color codes. Show me when you get 3/3.
  2. Take notes on Best electronics ever
  3. Homework: create your own illustration of the relationships in Ohm's Law
  • Define basic electronics terms.
  • Illustrate Ohm's Law.
11 What does red represent on a resistor?
  1. Save copies of your resistance mneumonics onto a flash drive.
  2. Copy electronics vocabulary on resistance into engineering notebooks.
  3. View and take notes on presentation on how to learn to read resistors with a multimeter
  4. Use multimeters to read resistors.
  • Define basic electronics terms
  • Use a multimeter to read resistance
8 What color represents 0 on a resistor?
  1. Open multimeters
  2. Assembly for all juniors.
  • Set up a multimeter.

11th period assembly

7 How does logic relate to problem solving?
  1. Learn how to read resistors. Add notes to your engineering notebook.
  2. Create your own meneumonic drawing in paint to remember the color codes. Save to your H: drive to have available for digital portfolios.
  3. Read some resistors and save them to test with a multimeter tomorrow.
  • Identify resistor values, tell color codes
  • Create an original mneumonic device.

Assembly for all juniors tomorrow 3rd period

6 What are the 2 classroom rules?
  1. Write your first name on your name tent in large print. (Use the name you want to be called: first name or nick name)
  2. Write and decorate your first name on your folder.
  3. Put your name on your engineering notebook.
  4. Hone your logic skills: Logic puzzles: frog crossing. Describe the solution on the back of yesterday's note sheet and hand in.
  • Label classroom materials for future use.
  • Use logic and pattern recognition in problem solving.
5 Describe 3 things that have digital electronics in them.
  1. Fill out index card with your schedule
  2. Introduction to class presentation
    Save notes for tomorrow.
  3. What is covered in digital electronics.
  • Describe basic class structure and rules
  • Describe basic classroom procedures



18 What is a truth table? Fill in the notes in OneNote using the presentation in myPLTW 1.1.6 on Introduction to Logic Gates and Integrated Circuits Component Identification: Digital






Quiz Thursday on reading capacitors, Kirchoff, using a multimeter, safety and breadboarding.



1.1.4 component identification

1.1.5c breadboard circuit and meausre values

1.1.6 digital component identification AOI logic, flip flops,

1.1.7 datasheets

1.1.8 soldering


Intro to basic electronics

Demonstrate 2 ways to get a 0.5 amp current