• Electronics

     

    Objectives: 

    ·        Describe the relationship between electronics and electricity.

    ·        Define and compare analog and digital signals.

    ·        Explain what semiconductors do in solid-state devices and identify the components of these devices.

    ·        Define electromagnetic waves and state how they are used to transmit information. 

    ·        Describe how telephones, televisions and radios transmit and receive signals.

    ·        Explain how a computer stores and processes information. 

    ·        Identify and describe the components of computer hardware and tell how computer software is related.

    ·        Describe how a computer network works and state some advantages.

    ·        Explain how the Internet is a type of computer network.

    ·        Identify the aspects of responsible computer usage.

     

     

    Main Ideas:

    ·        Electricity versus electronics

    ·        Electronic signals

    ·        Semiconductors

    ·        Solid-State components

    ·        Past and Future electronics

    ·        Telephones

    ·        Electromagnetic Waves

    ·        Radio

    ·        Television

    ·        What is a computer?

    ·        Computer Memory

    ·        Computer Hardware

    ·        Memory Devices

    ·        Computer Software

    ·        Computer Programming

    ·        Computers at work

    ·        Computer Networks

    ·        The Internet

    ·        World Wide Web

    ·        Using computers safely

    ·        Intellectual Property

     

    Labs:

    Build your own computer online

     

    Power Point Presentations:

    http://www.computerhistory.org/

    http://www.sony.com/index.php

    http://www.tkk.fi/Misc/Electronics/circuits/

    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/bytes.htm

     

    How much electricity does you electronic use?

    http://www.article19.com/shockwave/ph.htm

     

    How do engines work?

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    Fun Site:

    http://www.article19.com/shockwave/kaleid.htm