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  [124] Turning on to Electronics! 17Instructor: Ed Morin
Grades: 5th to 7thRoom: C139
Year: 2017Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: Completion of 4th grade reading and math including ability to do decimal arithmetic and simple fractions.
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
Supplies Cost: $75.00 per Year
Student Provided Materials: None.
Annual One Time Cost $ 0Description: All in-class handouts, worksheets, lab components and supplies.
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Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years? This course is an introduction to electricity and electronics. Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta's invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, hands-on journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era. Students will learn about basic electrical properties, batteries, electromagnetism, electronic components, semiconductors, integrated circuits, breadboard experimenting and more through fun, hands-on activities using real electronic components. Projects include making a battery, buzzer, motor, oscillators, and digital logic circuits. Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way. Students will be given optional opportunities to "dig deeper" by further researching and reporting on subjects related to the class activities. All hands-on activities by students are 'low-voltage' using common, consumer electronics batteries and do not require any soldering.