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  [260] Turning On to ElectronicsInstructor: Ed Morin
Grades: 7th to 10thRoom: Pending
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: Interest in electronics and desire to learn about it Basic understanding of electricity, electric charge, circuits, and electromagnetism (covered in first class Getting Attracted to Electricity and Magnetism offered last year or equivalent).
Tuition: $42.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: A few basic hand-tools might be helpful. These do not need to be expensive; examples will be provided. o Multimeter o Safety glasses o Screwdriver (either 4-in-1 or handle with bits) o Long-nose pliers o Flush wire cutters o Wire stripper. o Some tools will also be available in class on a shared basis.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $35.00Cost Description: The one-time supplies fee is used to bulk-purchase the initial materials and electronic components for classroom projects and activities. Other materials and supplies costs for projects later in the year are built into the monthly tuition.
Homework: Optional activities available, but none required.
Skills: Seventh grade math and reading skills Good fine-motor skills Ability and willingness to follow instructions (verbal and written) Ability to calmly focus and be engaged with classroom activities Ability to read small printing and standard color-codes on electronic components
Class Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 150 years? This class is a sequel to Getting Attracted to Electricity and Magnetism. Students will learn about modern semiconductor electronics through many hands-on projects using real electronics components with the modern breadboard system; no soldering is required. Projects are designed to teach the fundamental concepts behind diodes, LEDs, transistors, integrated circuits, digital logic, and other standard electronic components. Classes utilize a flexible, self-paced, lab-style approach where students have many fun projects to choose from and all parts are provided. Unfinished projects can be taken home and worked on outside of class or saved for the next class.