Digital Electronics Daily Lessons

September 2017
Date Warm-up Class Activities Objectives. SWBAT:
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












need to do Kirchoff.


Intro to basic electronics

Demonstrate 2 ways to get a 0.5 amp current