Lesson 3: Connecting the "Dots" using a Completed Power Distribution Board

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Introduction


In this activity, students will be using the completed power distribution board with battery and motors to map out the connections on a blank power distribution diagram.

Lesson Time (55 minutes total)

Completed Distribution Board review
10 Minutes
Introduction to Proper Circuit Diagram layout, conventions and symbols
20 Minutes
Circuit Diagram construction
20 Minutes
Assessment
5 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards (7)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Understand how to read a circuit diagram
  • Understand the industry standard conventions for neatness, accuracy and presentation of circuit diagrams.
  • Be able to recognize and identify various circuit elements by the symbols that represent them.
  • Be able to effectively reproduce a circuit diagram that matches the constructed power distribution board with motors and battery from lessons 1 and 2 which will fit the basic industry standards for neatness, accuracy and presentation

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