Introduction to Electronics

Power Standards

This course will provide students with the basic understanding of electricity fundamentals.  This course will cover basic series and parallel DC resistive circuits.  Students will learn how to use multi-meters to measure voltage, resistance and current as well as the operation of switches and relay.

I. All students will describe, compare and contrast basic characteristics of electricity.

  • All students will describe the smallest units of negative and positive charge.
  • All students will explain the differences between insulators and conductors.
  • All students will define voltage, current and resistance.
  • All students will test and evaluate resistors.
  • All students will describe how wire size changes with gauge numbers.
  • All students will compare and contrast AC to DC.
  • All students will define AC terms (frequency, peak, p-p, rms, etc.)

II. All students will apply Ohm's law to electric circuits and devices.

  • All students will compare and contrast electrical pressure and electrical current.
  • All students will compare and contrast power and work.

III. All students will test and evaluate DC series circuits.

  • All students will identify series circuits.
  • All students will apply laws of voltage, resistance, and current to evaluate series circuits.

IV. All students will test and evaluate DC parallel circuits.

  • All students will identify parallel circuits.
  • All students will apply laws of voltage, resistance and current to evaluate parallel circuits.

V. All students will explain differences between different types of switches.

  • All students will describe the basic operation of switches.
  • All students will compare and contrast single and multiple pole switches.
  • All students will compare and contrast single and multiple throw switches.

VI. All students will describe soldering equipment and the soldering process.

  • All students will describe the process of soldering.
  • All student will list the parts of a soldering iron.

VII. All students will define basic computer networking terms.

  • All students will explain the difference between LANs and WANs.
  • All students will describe physical topologies such as stars and rings.
  • All students will contrast and compare different types of network media.
  • All students will describe function of network devices such as hubs, switches, and routers.