Basic Electrical Parameters Measurement Laboratory: A K-12 Outreach Project
A basic laboratory exercise was designed and implemented, for K-12 students, which delves into the measurement of basics of electrical circuit parameters, such as resistance, current and voltage. This 2-3 hour lab exercise gives students a glimpse into basic electrical engineering concepts, which are covered in an undergraduate Sophomore level introductory Circuits-1 course that all Electrical Engineering majors are required to take. Laboratory participants cover the same material, in a small amount of time that the undergraduate students cover in 2-3 weeks. The lab exercise also includes an interactive exercise that helps students understand decimal to binary conversion for unsigned and signed decimal numbers via a tool already being used as part of interactive digital logic laboratory experience. In addition, students try their skill in generating power, under varying load conditions, using a bike-power generator as a fun-filled competitive activity. This paper outlines the laboratory exercise learning outcomes, implemented laboratory exercises, observations made, and results of a conducted exit survey.
R. Dua, "Basic Electrical Parameters Measurement Laboratory: A K-12 Outreach Project," Proceedings of the 125th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2018, Salt Lake City, UT), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jun 2018.
125th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2018: Jun. 23-27, Salt Lake City, UT)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Computer science; Students; Computational thinking
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Article - Conference proceedings
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