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Title: Silicon, Circuits and the Digital Revolution
Url: http://www.physics.udel.edu/~watson/scen103/colloq2000/
Creator: Watson, George
Publisher: University of Delaware
Description: This Honors colloquium introduces first-year students to some of the science behind high technology. Designed to promote scientific and computer literacy and awareness, it gives students an opportunity to leverage their interests in everyday devices and high-tech objects into a study of fundamental science concepts. Live demonstrations, in-class group explorations of technology applications, and daily work with the Internet are essential elements of this course. A key feature of the writing-intensive work for this colloquium will be the students' setup and development of a personal website. Working in small groups, students will also be creating websites devoted to a science and technology topic. This site provides the details of 33 class activites in this course that include measuring the resistivity of Playdoh, electronic band structure and digital logic. There are some good ideas here for class activities using problem based learning.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Problem-based learning
Science -- Mathematics -- Instruments and machines -- Calculating machines -- Electronic computers. Computer science
Science -- Physics -- Electricity and magnetism -- Electricity -- Electric current (General) -- Electric conductivity -- Semiconductor physics -- Specific semiconducting substances and types, A-Z -- Silicon
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electric apparatus and materials -- Electric circuits
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Technology
Key Concept: Physics -- Circuits
Computer science
Electrical engineering
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: Advanced placement Students
College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: George Watson
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
Full Record Views: 16
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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