November 2017 
Date 
Warmup 
Class Activities 
Objectives. SWBAT: 
17 
What color is a 330 Ohm resistor? 
 Finish wiring circuits from half paper


16 
What's the equation for this circuit? 
 Complete sketches in notebooks and wire circuits to test AND and OR circuits from half paper


15 
Draw the circuit for A + !B C 
 Draw what is inside each chip. 74LS04, 08 and 32 in your notebook. Include pin outs.
 Draw the circuit you will wire from the half paper
 Wire half paper circuits using 74LS04, 08 and 32 chips in pairs.

 Draw logic circuits inside chips
 Plan circuits to wire using chips
 Wire circuits using chips

14 
How many lines are in a truth table for 3 input switches? 
 FIRST, open the circuit called LOGIC TESTS in Multisim. Do the analysis half paper together.
 NEXT, do the problems from the PowerPoint for 2.1.2 together.
 THEN, finish 2.1.2 AOI Design: Logic Analysis in OneNote Unit 2 Combinational Logic.

 Break down logic problems with gates into steps

13 
What are the 3 primary logic gates? 
 Review Combinational Logic Design paper. Hand in papers from last week.
 Activity 2.1.2 AOI Design: Logic Analysis. Discuss, practice and do in OneNote Unit 2 Combinational Logic.

 Analyze AOI logic using test points and developing logic equations.





9 
How many combinations of on/off switches are there using 3 switches? 
 Work on Unit 2: Combinational Logic Design:
 View presentations 2.1 and 2.1.1. Take notes in your notebook.
 Finish the handout from Tuesday.
 Finish Activity 1.2.4. Add the answers to the conclusion questions to your OneNote page on Counters.

 Build truth tables from logic expressions
 Write minterm expressions from logic tables

8 
What is the period of a 2Hz clock in seconds? 
7 
Use division to convert 793 to binary 
 Go how to do combinational logic design together.
 Finish Activity 1.2.4: counters (last quarter 1 assignment)
 Each person create your own circuit in Multisim for Step 1. Save it to your H: drive.
 Create a counter page in your Unit 2 OneNote notebook. Paste a screenshot of your oscilloscope displays and the answers to the questions in Steps 3 and 4.
 When finished,

 Build truth tables from logic expressions
 Write minterm expressions from logic tables

6 
What is the frequency of a signal with a period of 100mS? 
 Review wave forms, binary for long numbers, counters.
 Work on Activity 1.2.4

 Describe waveforms.
 Convert large numbers to binary.
 Create a counter circuit and analyze the output





3 
What is the decimal value of the binary number 1000000010 
 Do Activity 1.2.4 Introduction to Sequential Logic Design: counters. Watch the presentation and do the following:
 Each person create your own circuit in Multisim for Step 1. Save it to your H: drive.
 Create a counter page in your Unit 2 OneNote notebook. Paste a screenshot of your oscilloscope displays and the answers to the questions to Steps 3 and 4.

 Create a counter circuit and analyze the output

2 
Convert 145 to binary 
 Do Activity 1.2.3 The binary number system in mypltw.org. Watch the presentation and write the questions and answers in your engineering notebook for problems: 1b, e and g, 2c, d and e, all of problem 3 and the conclusion questions 110.

 Do binary conversions with understanding.

1 
What does an oscilloscope do? 
 Finish your notes in your engineering notebook from Monday about analog and digital signals.
 Finish the exercise about measuring analog and digital signals from Tuesday in the OneNote notebook. Use your notes from Monday.
 Watch this video about how to convert bigger numbers from decimal to binary using division. Make a Binary page in your Unit 2 section of OneNote and describe what would happen if you used the same process to convert the number 1287

 Describe analog and digital circuits using amplitude, period, frequency.
 Convert large numbers from decimal to binary

October 2017 
Date 
Warmup 
Class Activities 
Objectives. SWBAT: 
31 
What is the value of the binary number 1101? 
 Do the binary conversion program and show results
 First, build the simulated circuit in Multisim. Then, put answers to Analog and Digital signal questions in OneNote.

 Measure amplitude, period and frequency of analog and digital signals.
Mr Wathen will be here for the next 3 days while I am at a meeting. All work will be on OneNote and mrsoc.com each day and will be due the day it is assigned unless otherwise noted. 
30 
Draw an OR gate. 
 Tomorrow is the last day to show your seatbelt or flip/flop & timer circuits for full points. Come during PRIDE time if needed.
 Quick introduction to binary. Show a score of at least 800 for the binary game.
 Presentation: Analog and Digital Signals.

 Convert from binary to decimal and decimal to binary.
 Describe characteristics of analog and digital wave forms.





27 
Draw a NOT gate 
 Presentation on Circuit Design, add notes to Engineering Notebooks.
 Do Activity 1.2.1 Seat Belt Circuit: Specs say that the buzzer is on whenever (the door is open) or (the key is in the ignition and the seatbelt is not on) Does your truth table reflect that? Show your circuit.

 Troubleshoot combinational logic circuits using a truth table.

26 
Draw an AND gate 
 Hand in the current event paper on virtual reality in teaching by tomorrow. (complete as homework if needed) Also complete the Notes section of OneNote for Do Activity 1.2.1 Seat Belt Circuit

 Describe current applciations of VR technology

25 
What does a datasheet tell you? 
 Hand in datasheet papers.
 Do Activity 1.2.1 Seat Belt Circuit in OneNote

 Design and use logic gates to implement combinational logic circuits.

24 
What is the schematic symbol for a disk capacitor? 
 Finish 1.1.6 Activity on Logic Gates and Integrated Circuits. Work alone or in pairs, your choice. Hand in papers.
 Complete the exercise on datasheets as homework if necessary.

 Simulate circuits
 Use datasheets to provide information about chips.

23 
What does DGND stand for? 
 Review quiz. Put in notebook. Regain points by Wednesday if desired.
 Go over the sequential logic and IC simulated circuits.
 Finish 1.1.6 Activity on Logic Gates and Integrated Circuits. Work alone or in pairs, your choice. Hand in papers.

 Simulate sequential logic circuits with digital components





20 
What kind of power is used in simulated logic circuits with TTL ICs? 
 Find SPDT switches, probes, and other components.
 Work on 1.1.6 Activity on Logic Gates and Integrated Circuits. Work alone or in pairs, your choice. Fill in truth tables on paper.

 Simulate combinational logic circuits with digital components

19 
Draw what an IC looks like. 
 Work on 1.1.6 Activity on Logic Gates and Integrated Circuits. Work alone or in pairs, your choice.

18 
Find a video that explains how to make a digital logic circuit in Multisim. Tell the site where you found it. 
 What is a truth table? Fill in the notes in OneNote using the presentation in myPLTW 1.1.6 on Introduction to Logic Gates and Integrated Circuits Component Identification: Digital

 Identify digital components in circuits.

17 
Which is more 0.4TV or 572GV? 
 Quiz
 Hand in engineering notebooks
 Start Multisim. Enter codes. Work on Activity 1.1.6 Digital Components

 Identify digital components in circuits.

16 
What is a watt? 
 Quiz review for tomorrow:
 Write a reflection in your Engineering notebook to answer these questions:
 What mistakes are easily made when breadboarding?
 How can you tell that a circuit is not closed?
 Describe how to use a multimeter to measure voltage and current (in detail)
 What did you learn by creating physical circuits and measuring their values?

 Reflect on project to prove Kirchoff's Law and breadboard circuits.





13 
What kind of circuit has the same current in every part of the circuit? 
 Finish engineering notebook demonstrating Kirchoff's law with breadboarded circuits.
 Draw schematics in Engineering notebook and mark down measured voltages and current.
 Write an explanation of how your circuits demonstrate Kirchoff's Laws.
If you are finished, help somebody else! 
 Wire parllel and series circuits and measure voltage and current.

12 
What kind of circuit has the same voltage in every part of the circuit? 
11 
Write 2300pF in proper prefix notation. What kind of component would have this measure? 
10 
Which kind of capacitor is polarized? 
 Open the breadboard picture on the Handout drive in Paint. Draw the wires to complete the series and parallel circuits using thick, clear, colorful lines. Show for points.
 Investigate circuit components in VR.

 Design a breadboarded circuit
 Examine components in a circuit.





6 
What are the units displayed on a can capacitor? 
 Look at some advances in VR. How might VR be used in electrical engineering?
 Look at professional style breadboarding. Finish breadboarding and measuring circuits. Draw schematics in Engineering notebook and mark down measured voltages and current.

 Wire a breadboard and measure voltage and current.

5 
What is the capacity of a disk capacitor with the marking 474Z? 
 Measuring voltage and current with a multimeter.
 Cut and strip wires to exact sizes to breadboard 1.1.5c circuits (only one of each: series and parallel) and measure values

 Cut and strip wires.
 Wire a breadboard

4 
What colors are on a resistor in a circuit with a current of 20mA and a 9V battery? 
 Complete 1.1.4 Component Identification: Analog

 Identify analog components
 Read capacitor values

3 
What is the maximum value of a green blue red silver resistor? 
 Review the questions on paper using Ohm and Kirchoff's Laws. Discuss things that don't follow Ohm's Law.
 Get into myPLTW to see curriculum.
 View the presentation on classroom and lab safety and do the quiz on general safety in the electronics classroom.

 Review circuit calculations.
 Explain safety procedures for the electronics classroom.

2 
What is the total resistance of a series circuit with 4 100ohm resistors, and a parallel circuit with 4 paths that each have a 100 ohm resistor? 
 Review the experiment on Kirchoff's Law
 Review OneNote Unit 1:: Kirchoff calculations page.
 Finish demonstrating Kirchoff's Law for a parallel and series circuit in TinkerCad. Add a screenshot to your OneNote Kirchoff page with an explanation.
 Answer the questions on paper using Ohm and Kirchoff's Laws to turn in at the beginning of class tomorrow.

 Apply equations for calcuation of total resistance, Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws.

September 2017 
Date 
Warmup 
Class Activities 
Objectives. SWBAT: 
29 
Write 1200 MW in standard prefix notation. 
 Practice equations for circuits on paper. (help for series and parallel.)
 Answer the questions on the OneNote Unit 1:: Kirchoff calculations page.
 Demonstrate Kirchoff's Law for a parallel and series circuit in TinkerCad. Add a screenshot to your OneNote Kirchoff page with an explanation.

 Apply Kirchoff's current and voltage laws

28 
How do you write 0.5 nF in standard prefix notation? (only using numbers >=1 and <1,000) 
 Review quiz
 View presentation on Kirchoff's current and voltage laws.
 Answer the questions on the OneNote Unit 1:: Kirchoff calculations page.

 Write formal prefix notation
 Apply Kirchoff's current and voltage laws

27 
Describe a way that you demonstrate integrity. 
 Quiz on prefixes, reading resistors, and Ohm's Law.
 Do the experiment on Kirchoff's Law by following the directions by clicking (?). Write down the 2 concluding sentences as directed and hand in.

 Demonstrate ability to read resistors, calculate V,I,R and use engineering prefix notation.

26 
According to the syllabus, how much is an asssignment worth if it is one day late? 
 Review prefixes. Redo the Metric Prefix Challenge and show me your score.
 review for tomorrow's quiz on reading resistors, prefixes, Ohm's Law.

 Review Ohm's Law, prefixes, and reading resistors.

25 
According to the syllabus, what percent of the class grade is based on product? 
 Learn the electronics measures and metric prefixes. Write them on an index card (extras are on top of the bookshelf at the front of the room)
 Do the Metric Prefix Challenge. Put a put a screenshot in OneNote Unit 1:: Engineering Notation (score >9)
 Read about Engineering notation.
 Do the Engineering notation practice and challenge. Put a screenshot in OneNote Unit 1:: Engineering Notation (score >9)
 Do the problems at the bottom of the OneNote Engineering Notation page.

 Memorize metric prefixes
 Translate from scientific to engineering notation
 Solve problems that use engineering notation
I forgot to bring the notebooks home over the weekend, they will be graded Tuesday. 




22 
How much current is flowing in a circuit with a 3V battery and a 330 Ohm resistor? 
 Return signed syllabi.
 Paste screenshots into OneNote: Unit 1 :: Parallel/Series Simulations.
 Simulated breadboard circuit in TinkerCad that lights up 2 LEDs in series and another LED in parallel.
 Modified switch/color LED circuit with purple, yellow, green
 Modified parallel/series circuits.
 Hand in papers with breadboard, Ohm's, parallel, series
 Notebooks graded this weekend.

 Document simulated circuits
Pep Rally today 
21 
What does an ammeter measure? 
 Review syllabus. Bring home to get signed.
 Introduction to Kirchoff's Law.
 Review notebook grading rubric. Bring your notebook home to complete if necessary.
 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? 
 Match the circuit symbols with descriptions.
 Make a page for Ohm's Law in your engineering notebook. Copy the equations and these problems into your notebook with answers.
 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? 
 Glue or tape a resistor color code chart into your engineering notebook. Add an explanation of how to read all 4 band resistors.
 Do the resistor color code challenge (.swf file) and paste a screenshot of your best score in OneNote: Unit 1 Foundations (<25 sec)
 Do the resistor challenge ( .swf file) and paste a screenshot of your best score in OneNote (>15)
 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 warmup points for a day you were absent? 
 Choose a color resistor code chart.
 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? 
 Consider opportunities: Congressional App Challenge, Bebras Challenge, UMBC CWIT, Aspirations, Ladies Explore CS,
 Review component identification. Ask good questions, find good answers.
 Take the resistor challenge
 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? 
 Hand in homework and notes. Review.
 Get all the 2 and 3 band resistor practices 100% correct.
 Mark working multimeters. Verify yours and somebody else's resistor values. Hand in cards with both names on them.
 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? 
 Practice resistor color codes. Show me when you get 3/3.
 Take notes on Best electronics ever
 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? 
 Save copies of your resistance mneumonics onto a flash drive.
 Copy electronics vocabulary on resistance into engineering notebooks.
 View and take notes on presentation on how to learn to read resistors with a multimeter
 Use multimeters to read resistors.

 Define basic electronics terms
 Use a multimeter to read resistance


8 
What color represents 0 on a resistor? 
 Open multimeters
 Assembly for all juniors.

11th period assembly 
7 
How does logic relate to problem solving? 
 Learn how to read resistors. Add notes to your engineering notebook.
 Create your own meneumonic drawing in paint to remember the color codes. Save to your H: drive to have available for digital portfolios.
 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? 
 Write your first name on your name tent in large print. (Use the name you want to be called: first name or nick name)
 Write and decorate your first name on your folder.
 Put your name on your engineering notebook.
 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. 
 Fill out index card with your schedule
 Introduction to class presentation
Save notes for tomorrow.
 What is covered in digital electronics.

 Describe basic class structure and rules
 Describe basic classroom procedures
