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Architecture and Construction, Grade 9 - 12, Direct Current, 2009

1.) Identify structure and characteristics of the atom.

2.) Explain the relationship of the atom to an electrical charge, including electrostatic field and law of charges.

3.) Identify sources of electricity, including chemical, mechanical, and solar.

Examples: chemical—battery

- mechanical—generator

4.) Explain electrical terms, including direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, power, conductors, and insulators.

5.) Interpret electrical symbols

Examples: unit symbols, schematic symbols

6.) Explain components of a basic circuit, including source, load, and conductor.

7.) Explain electrical quantities and units of measure, including voltage, current, resistance, and power.

8.) Determine electrical quantities of volts, ohms, and amperes utilizing appropriate test equipment.

9.) Identify different types of resistors, including fixed and variable resistors.

10.) Determine resistance values using the standard resistor color code.

11.) Determine electrical and physical characteristics of resistors.

Examples: resistance, power rating, wattage

12.) Solve problems in electrical series, parallel, and combination circuits using Ohm's law to determine voltage, current, resistance, and power.

13.) Demonstrate the fabrication of specified DC circuits, including the use of soldering, breadboards, and wiring techniques.

14.) Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques for circuits, including opens, shorts, and grounds.

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