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Topic: Electronics 

Engineering Education

 Standard 1.  Understands scientific principles related to electricity
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands formulas and laws relating to electricity (e.g., Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law, Thevenin and Norton equivalence circuits)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the formula for Ohm’s Law
     2.Knows the formula for Watt’s Law
     3.Knows the formulas for Kirchoff’s Laws
     4.Understands Thevenin and Norton equivalence circuits
     5.Understands Ohm’s Law
     6.Understands Watt’s Law
     7.Understands Kirchoff’s Laws
 Standard 2.  Knows principles of circuit analysis
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the fundamental differences between analog and digital electronics
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands analog electronics
     2.Understands digital electronics
   Benchmark 2.Understands concepts of rectification, amplification, and oscillation of electrical systems
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands rectification of electrical systems
     2.Understands amplification of electrical systems
     3.Understands oscillation of electrical systems
   Benchmark 4.Calculates and measures resistance, current, voltage, and power in series and parallel circuits
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Calculates resistance in a series circuit
     2.Calculates current in a parallel circuit
     4.Calculates power in a series circuit
     5.Measures resistance in a series circuit
     6.Measures current in a series circuit
     10.Calculates current in a parallel circuit
   Benchmark 7.Uses measuring equipment (e.g., voltmeter, oscilloscope, logic probe) to analyze performance of analog and digital circuitry
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to a voltmeter to analyze performance of analog circuitry
     2.Knows how to use a voltmeter to analyze performance of digital circuitry
     3.Knows how to use an oscilloscope to analyze performance of analog circuitry
     4.Knows how to use an oscilloscope to analyze performance of digital circuitry
     5.Knows how to use a logic probe to analyze performance of digital circuitry
   Benchmark 8.Understands data, design curves, and graphs for ac and dc circuits
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands data for ac and dc circuits
     2.Understands design curves for ac and dc circuits
     3.Understands graphs for ac and dc circuits
   Benchmark 9.Understands logic diagrams and IO communication logic
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands logic diagrams
     2.Understands IO communication logic
   Benchmark 10.Understands the operation of logic circuits and logic gates
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the operation of logic circuits
     2.Understands the operation of logic gates
 Standard 3.  Understands elements of circuit design and construction
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the types and function of electrical components (e.g., capacitors, inductors, transformers, power supplies, transistors, semiconductors, resistors, sensors, amplifiers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the function of capacitors in circuit design
     2.Knows the function of inductors in circuit design
     3.Knows the function of transformers in circuit design
     4.Knows the function of power supplies in circuit design
     5.Knows the function of transistors in circuit design
     6.Knows the function of semiconductors in circuit design
     7.Knows the function of resistors in circuit design
     8.Knows the function of sensors in circuit design
     9.Knows the types of capacitors
     10.Knows the types of inductors
     11.Knows the function of amplifiers in circuit design
   Benchmark 2.Understands electronic assembly methods (e.g., making printed circuit boards, constructing simple circuits, using soldering and de-soldering techniques, wire wrapping, bread-boarding)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how to make printed circuit boards
     2.Understands how to construct simple circuits
     3.Understands de-soldering techniques
     4.Understands wire wrapping methods
     5.Understands bread-boarding methods
   Benchmark 3.Understands practices used to prevent problems with electrostatic discharge sensitivity (e.g., grounding)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses grounding devices where necessary
     2.Understands that some electronic components can be damaged by electrostatic discharge
   Benchmark 4.Understands different types of circuits (e.g., flip flops, counter, modulation, integrated circuits)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands flip flop circuits
     2.Understands counter circuits
     3.Understands modulation circuits
     4.Understands integrated circuits
 Standard 4.  Knows applications of electrical skills and theories
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Uses technical skills to repair an electrical motor, circuits, and instruments
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses technical skills to repair electrical circuits
     2.Uses technical skills to repair electrical motors
     3.Uses technical skills to repair electrical instruments
   Benchmark 5.Understands microprocessor applications (e.g., timing, performing calculations, controller applications)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands microprocessor applications such as timing
     2.Understands microprocessor applications such as performing calculations
     3.Understands microprocessor applications such as controller applications