Learning about simple electrical circuits gives students some basic knowledge about electricity. This knowledge will enable them to more easily understand the complex circuits inside a computer. Computer circuits follow the same principles even if the components are not visible to the naked eye. The online lessons with readings, video demonstrations, and activities introduce students to:
Students will work online with electrical circuits like the one shown in the figure below.
Goals and Objectives
Time to Complete Online Lessons: about 30 minutes
This handout helps students:
This handout explains in text and diagrams how transistors work.
Fun With Cricuits
This handout gives instructions on how to build a lightbulb circuit with:
The images linked below are pertinent to this unit. You can project the images on an interactive whiteboard and use them in class discussions or activities.