Author:
Evan
Subject:
Technology and Engineering Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Electrical
  • Engineer
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    English
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    Introduction to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    Introduction to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    Overview

    Students will be introduced to possible careers in the discipline of electrical engineering. They will learn key terms and concepts specific to electricity and electrical circuits. Students will use idealized equations to analyze simple circuits. They will work in teams to assemble an electrical circuit in a drone and complete a drone flight challenge.

    Summary

    In this module students will learn about electrical engineering. Learning Key terms and concepts specific to electricity and electrical circuts. 

    • Time Frame: One Week
    • Learning will be done Face to Face

    Background for Teachers

    To teach this lesson, you will need an understanding of Electrical Engineering and disciplines within Electrical Engineering including: Power, Controls, Electronics, Microelectronics, Signal processing, instrumentation and emchatronic. 

     

     

    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

     

    Electrical Engineering Project Objectives

    Introduction

    Students will be introduced to possible careers in the discipline of electrical engineering. They will learn key terms and concepts specific to electricity and electrical circuits. Students will use idealized equations to analyze simple circuits. They will work in teams to assemble an electrical circuit in a drone and complete a drone flight challenge.

    Objectives

    1. Introduction to Electrical Engineering

    ●Become familiar with disciplines within Electrical Engineering including: power, controls, electronics, microelectronics, signal processing, instrumentation and mechatronics.

    2. Fundamentals of Electricity and Circuits

    ●Define and explain the terms conductor, insulator, voltage, resistance, current, series circuit, and parallel circuit.

    ●Explore the electron’s role in electricity.

    ●Know the difference between an insulator and a conductor, and be able to identify common examples of each.

    ●Use Ohm’s Law to calculate voltage, current, and resistance in a simple circuit.

    ●Use Kirchhoff’s voltage law as it applies to simple circuits.

    ●Use Kirchhoff’s current law as it applies to simple circuits.

    ●Use Watt’s law to calculate power, voltage, or current.

    3. Practice with Circuits

    ●Build simple circuits and use a multimeter to make measurements and connect observations to Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s Laws. Understand the use of schematics, the function of basic components, and electronic measurement.

    Step 2 - Planning Instruction

     

    Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of Engineering Fundamentals; Introduction to Engineering, Introduction to teh Engineering Design Process and EDP. Introduction to Civil Engineering.

    Strategies for Diverse Learners

    Being aware of each students process through these modules. Before and student can move onto the next module they will need to complete the ones before it. Checking students progress and allowing more time if needed.

    Step 3 - Instruction

     

    Students will complete 3.1 Assignment Introduction to Electrical Engineering. After reviewing resources " How to use a Multimeter" and "How to Read a Resistor Codes".

     

    Step 4 - Assessments

    The assessment will be adminsterd in class and distrubuted as a hard copy. It will focus on Electrical Engineering: Electricity & Circuits Assessment.