ICS2O: FALL 2020 CLASS REFERENCE SUPPORT CONCEPTS PCBs... PB Machine Knight Light Capacitor Visualizer Astable Multivibrator Joule Thief Counting Circuit Your browser does not support the audio element. Previous Courses... Spring '20 Content Fall '19 Content Spring '19 Content Fall '18 Content Spring '18 Content Fall '17 Content Spring '17 Content Fall '16 Content Spring '16 Content Fall '15 Content Spring '15 Content Fall '14 Content 2013-14 Content 2012-13 Content 2011-12 Content 2010-11 Content 2009-10 Content 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) 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) 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 p. 10 The 1N400n Diode as Circuit Protection Device Variable Resistors and Voltage Division Mechanical Potentiometers ACES' Frame Player: Potentiometers ROYGBV (again!)... ACES' Frame Player: LED Circuits Voltage: V=IR Power: P=IV 9V Batteries in Series and Parallel Fixed Resistors in Series and Parallel Concept of: Equivalent Resistance (R_E) ACES' Frame Player: Resistors 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... 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 Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL) DMM Confirmation of KVL (Waterfall Model of Voltage Drop) 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 First 2 DMM Functions: 1. Continuity (Conductance) 2. Resistance The Breadboard Where the magic happens! The Breadboard 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 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:
• planning skills (e.g., identifying the problem, selecting strategies and resources, scheduling)
• processing skills (e.g., analysing and interpreting information, reasoning, generating and evaluating solutions, forming conclusions)
• critical/creative thinking processes (e.g., problem-solving, design, and decisionmaking processes)
Communication: The conveying of meaning through various forms, as follows:
• oral (e.g., role play, discussion, presentation)
• written (e.g., design briefs, work orders, technical reports)
• visual (e.g., technical drawings, flow charts, graphics)
Application: The use of knowledge and skills to make connections within and between various contexts.