7-Segment displays



Students will demonstrate an understanding of both cathode and anode 7-segment displays as they are able to wire them and set up simulations of how they would function to display their desired message. The lesson will build upon students prior knowledge with these displays as it uses calculators familiar to the students.

Lesson Time

1 Full Class Period
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to classify anode and cathode 7-segment displays and use appropriate symbols, and abbreviations for them in electronic drawings.
  • Students will be able to make an electrical drawing to represent a given character on a 7-segment display.
  • Students will be able to build a prototype from plans and test it.
  • Students will be able to show their knowledge of electrical breadboarding by demonstration and application of their knowledge in building their projects.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate proper health and safety practices related to storing, cleaning, and maintaining tools, equipment, and supplies in the creation of their projects.

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