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Topic: Circuit design and construction 

Engineering Education

 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 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
   Benchmark 5.Uses schematic drawings to construct different types of circuits
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to read a schematic diagram
     2.Uses a schematic diagram to construct a circuit