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Class Description
Wednesday, 1:05 PM to 2:05 PM
Turning On to Electronics  
Teacher:  Edward Morin
Age:  13 & up
Prerequisites:  Good understanding of electricity, electric charge, circuits, and electromagnetism.  7th grade math/reading skills.
Cost:  $296 tuition per year, paid in four $74 payments;
$75 copy/supply fee per year,  paid in one $75 payment
Cost Details:  Includes bulk-purchased electronic components and other materials for classroom projects and activities.
Text:  1)Toolbox for transporting tools, projects, and parts
2)Basic hand tools including needle-nose pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, small screwdrivers, multimeter, etc. (some will also be available and shared in class)
Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years? Based on the final quarter of the popular Turning On to Electronics course offered last year, this class is now a more in-depth sequel to the new class Getting Attracted to Electricity and Magnetism. After a quick review of basic electrical principles including Ohms Law, this class focuses on learning about semiconductors through hands-on breadboard projects using diodes, LEDs, transistors, integrated circuits, digital logic, and other standard electronic components. Classes that are devoted to hands-on projects use a more flexible, self-paced, lab-style approach where students can bring their projects back to the next class or opt to continue working on them outside of class.  Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.  While there is some overlap with the Turning On to Electronics class offered last year, returning students will have new projects available to them.  All hands-on activities by students use safe power and do not require any soldering.  Students will need to be able to focus, be engaged, and be willing to follow instructions (verbal and written).  Good fine-motor skills and the ability to read small print and color codes on electronic components are also important for this class. 
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