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ICS2O: FALL 2020
INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT
A COUNTING CIRCUIT (January 18-22)
Christmas Break
DIGITAL 2: SPECIALIZED ICs (December 7-16)
DIGITAL 1: INTEGRATED CIRCUITS: LOGIC GATES (November 9-19)
November Break
ANALOG 2: BUTTONS, SWITCHES, CAPACITORS, and TRANSISTORS (October 13- 23)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
11
Oct 13
PBNO


PBNC

'Mechanical' Input Devices
make or break...
Buttons (PBNO, PBNC)
ACES' Frame Player:
Buttons
Session Break
ANALOG 1: SIGNALS, SUPPLY, SYMBOLS, and SCHEMATICS (September 14-25)
CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS SUPPLEMENTAL
10
Sep 25
Falstad: Voltage Division
Photocells (Light-Dependent Resistors (LDRs))
Heat-Dependent Resistors (Thermistors)
Force/Flex-Sensitive Resistors (FSRs)
ACES' Frame Player: Variable Resistors
9
Sep 24

p. 10

Don't try this at home
The 1N400n Diode
as Circuit Protection Device
Variable Resistors and Voltage Division
Mechanical Potentiometers
ACES' Frame Player: Potentiometers

8
Sep 23
ROYGBV (again!)...
ACES' Frame Player: LED Circuits
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7
Sep 22
Voltage: `V=IR`
Power: `P=IV`
Increasing Power

9V Batteries in Series and Parallel
Fixed
Resistors in Series and Parallel
Concept of: Equivalent Resistance (`R_E`)

ACES' Frame Player: Resistors

6
Sep 21
Reading a Schematic
Circuit Symbols
(p. 7)

Power: `P=IxxV`
Q: How much POWER can our (fixed) resistors handle?
A: ?

Fixed Resistors in Series and Parallel
Concept of: Equivalent Resistance (`R_E`)

Using Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws to
Analyze Circuits
Analyze this...

 
5
Sep 18
LED Datasheet
A litte Math notation...
Powers and Prefices (p. 75)
Using Ohm's Law to determine the
Current (I) in a circuit :
`I=V/R`
Greek Alphabet
p. 77
4
Sep 17
 
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)
DMM Confirmation of KVL
(Waterfall Model of Voltage Drop)
3
Sep 16
Giants of Electricity p.80

p. 76
The Breadboard (Continued)
Voltage, Current
(Direct and Alternating)
Direction of Current
Anode and Cathode
Ohm's Law (in terms of Current):
`I=V/R`

Fixed
(Current-Limiting)
Resistors
2
Sep 15

 
 
The Resistor Applet
First 2 DMM Functions:
1. Continuity (Conductance)
2. Resistance
The Breadboard
Where the magic happens!

The Breadboard
1
Sep 14

DC Circuits' Cover Video...
J. Goodwin's: The Student Counter
Let's pick it up from Grade 9 Science...
Voltage
Ohm's Law (in terms of Voltage):
`V=IxxR`

Current
Ohm's Law (in terms of Current):
`I=V/R`

Discussion:
What is Electricity
?
The Atom
Water Analogies
0
Sep 10

RSGC ACES: History
[ACES Culture]
Student Outline
Mr. D's Schedule
Adding ICS2O F/C Conferences
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.