Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area.
This program extends experiences of basic electronics and electricity, building on the general skills in soldering, component identification and use, production of printed circuit boards, basic bread boards use, electronic investigation, historical development and production of electricity.
Students will have an opportunity to identify and work with a variety of electronic components. They will be given the opportunity to design, construct, measure, test and evaluate simple circuits. Problem solving and fault finding is an important aspect of the course.
An introduction to electronic components in circuits, soldering and construction skills.
Students assemble prototypes, practice basic fault finding and test a variety of circuits, e.g. LED light control circuit, alarm siren and electronic model cars.
Topics include: electrical safety, alternative energy sources, household wiring, how electricity shapes our daily lives, the science behind electricity, historical breakthroughs in electronics, Integrated Circuits, impacts upon the environment and simple electronic systems.
Students are encouraged to design, construct and evaluate electronic circuits and enclosures.
Introductory robotics and control technology is also undertaken.
Students maychoose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee.
Inquiring & Analysing
Creating the Solution