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View Resource Comparison of Scale

This page from the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education features a learning module on scale: macro, micro and nano. The material is intended as a background for students learning about nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS. A participant guide, instructor guide (both in PDF format) and a comprehensive powerpoint presentation are included. Classroom activities are...

View Resource Electronic Familiarity: Identification of Electronic Components Experiment

The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this lesson plan which will help students understand the characteristics of basic electronic devices such as diodes, rectifiers, photocells, thermistors, integrated circuits and transistors. The students will get the chance to examine different types of devices with a hand lens magnifier, microscope or stereoscope (depending...

View Resource Hot and Cold Experiment: Temperature and Resistance of Electronic Materials

The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this lesson plan which will help students understand how temperature affects the conductivity, or resistance, of a variety of electrical materials and devices. The basic scientific principles of heat, metals and semiconductors is outlined. The instructor will set up five beakers of water at a variety of temperatures. The...

View Resource What is Ohmic? I-V Characteristics of a Diode vs. a Resistor

The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) provides this activity as a vehicle to examine the I-V characteristics of a diode versus a resistor. The exercise will measure the voltage drop across both a diode and a resistor as voltage is varied. The students will then discover the relationship between current and voltage. The lesson includes step by step directions for the...

View Resource Electronic Fabrication and Fiber Optics

This pdf contains a syllabus for a course on electronic fabrication and fiber optics as part of the Aerospace Technology Program. The course provides an introduction to basic soldering, crimping, harnessses, and fiber optics as it applies to the aerospace industry with a focus on the space program. Hands on skill training utilizing electronic parts, soldering stations, multimeter, and fiber...

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