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ICS2O: FALL 2020
8. INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
Christmas Break
7. A COUNTING CIRCUIT
6. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ICs) I: DIGITAL LOGIC GATES
5. DIGITAL FUNDAMENTALS
4. TRANSISTORS
November Break
3. CAPACITORS
2. DESIGN, DIVIDERS, DEVICES, and DATASHEETS
1. SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, and SCHEMATICS
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
13
Oct 10
The INSERT Tab Pt. 2:
Tables, Header&Footer, Symbol
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12
Oct 8
Advice:
Review ICS2O FC
Feedback Emails
The INSERT Tab Pt. 1:
Picture, Date&Time, Page Break
The REFERENCES Tab
Table of Contents

DER Exemplar

11
Oct 4
Design Engineering Report: ACES' Grad Email

i + j + k + l  =  m
Show/Hide, Ruler, Tabs, Styles
, Format Painter
DER Guidelines
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10
Oct 2
The Two Roles of the Potentiometer:
Variable Resistor and Voltage Divider
Sample Circuits to Demonstrate the
Potentiometer's Dual Roles
9
Sep 30
1N400n (Power) Diode
Circuit Analysis: LED Circuit
Introduction to Variable Resistors

Mechanical Potentiometers
Light-Dependent Resistors (LDRs)
Heat-Dependent Resistors (Thermistors)
Force-Sensitive Resistors (FSRs)
8
Sep 26
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LED Datasheet
Waterfall Model (Continued)
The Concept of Voltage Division
DMM: Measuring Voltage and Amperage
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7
Sep 24
p. 7

Mathematical Model of a
Single Resistor Circuit

CircuitAnalysis.xlsx
Circuit Symbols, Reading a Schematic
ACES' Frame Player: Resistor Circuits
Introduction to VOLTAGE
Waterfall Model of a Closed Circuit
Fundamental Circuit Laws:

KVL: Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, `V=IR`, `P=IV`
 
Aidan's RC Car
6
Sep 19
9V Battery Clip to 2.1mm DC Plug

5
Sep 17
Voltage: `V=IR`
Power: `P=IV`
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How to use a Breadboard
9V Batteries in Series and Parallel
Fixed
Resistors in Series and Parallel
Concept of: Equivalent Resistance (`R_E`)
Powering your Breadboard
  
H. Macdonald's
Gr. 7 Device
  
4
Sep 13
Fritzing
Digital Multimeter (DMM)
Circuit Symbols, Reading a Schematic
Useful Resistor Circuits, Wire Ampacity
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3
Sep 16
 
The Resistor Applet
Direction of Current, Anode and Cathode
Power: `P=IxxV`
Increased Power
Wire Gauge (p. 77), Greek Alphabet (p. 78)
Fixed (Current-Limiting) Resistors
2
Sep 14

Student Reflections
Why is this Course Necessary?
The Workbook?
Technical Advisors
Acknowledgements
ACES: A Focus on Skills
Table of Contents
Discussion: What is Electricity?
The Atom, Signals, Water Analogy, Flow Models
Giants of Electricity (p.81)
Supply: Voltage, Current (Direct and Alternating)
Direction of Current, Resistance
Circuit Symbols and Schematics
Reading a Schematic, Simple Resistor Circuits
Ben Eater: How Semiconductors Work
 
1
Sep 10

RSGC ACES: History
[ACES Culture]
Student Outline
Mr. D's Schedule
REPUTATION and RESPECT
RSGC ACES CULTURE: Taking a
Short, Medium, and Long Term View
of your Futures

ACES Hall of Fame:
E. McAulliffe ('18), E. Peterson ('18)
Mariano Elia ('15),Jack Gettings ('10)


(PBS) Telsa:
Master of Lightning


For our second Field Trip of the year we have been invited to visit a factory that is developing solar panels. Since this device is an integral part of our Greenhouse Project this year, early familiarity with this technology will be advantageous.
What better way is there to start the year than with a walking field trip to acquire the electronic components that we will make good use of? You'll also be aware of its location for your own personal projects.
I have no formal training in electronics or electrical engineering - I'm just really interested in this field. The knowledge and skill I have has been largely acquired over the last few years from learning alongside many talented Georgians and I look forward to expanding my capabilities by working with you this year.
I ask six things of my ACES (for most other things I'm usually flexible):
1. SHORTCUTS. The world has enough corner-cutters. This is includes stealing, lying, cheating, or plagiarizing.
2. SHARED SPACE. Show respect for others that use the lab by putting your projects away and leaving your bench area tidy when you leave.
3. DES VISITORS. Show respect for adult visitors that enter the lab by immediately stopping what you are doing, standing and facing the individual(s).
4. NO EATING. Show respect for the lab by not eating in the DES. You may go into the hallway for a quick bite if you need to.
5. AVOID WASTE. Show respect for the lab's resources by not wasting or misusing them.
6. REPUTATION. Show respect for yourself by looking (and speaking) your best. It's the little things keep the doors of opportunity open.
  1. Matches will last exactly 5 minutes
  2. Two qualifying rounds (average points) will determine the initial Tournament seeding
  3. The top 8 seeds move on into the quarter-finals
  4. The Term 1 winner will play the winner of Term 2 in May to determine the Grade winner
  5. The Grade 10 winner will play one match against Mike Ciomyk to determine the 2015 School Champion
  6. Technical problems of any sort with your laptop during a match results in immediate disqualification from the match
Growing Success, p. 29
Responsibility, Organization, Independent Work, Collaboration, Initiative, Self-Reliant Growing Success. p.11.

It is worth noting, right from the start, that assessment is a human process, conducted by and with human beings, and subject inevitably to the frailties of human judgement.
However crisp and objective we might try to make it, and however neatly quantifiable may be our "results", assessment is closer to art than science.
It is, after all, an exercise in human communication.
Knowledge: Subject-specific content acquired in each course (knowledge), and the comprehension of its meaning and significance (understanding).
Thinking: The use of critical and creative thinking skills and/or processes, as follows:
Communication: The conveying of meaning through various forms, as follows:
Application: The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts.