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Mr. Sorenson's Classes, Fall 2018

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ATTENTION: ELECTRONICS I INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE ON Friday DECEMBER 14TH.  MR. TUCKER WILL BE PROCTORING TEST TAKERS IN HIS ROOM FOR THE ONLINE TEST.  PARTICIPANTS WILL BE PROVIDED A CLASSROOM CALCULATOR, SCRATCH PAPER, AND AN ETA APPROVED FORMULA SHEET. 
 
ALL ELECTRONICS I HONORS STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE TEST AND ALL OTHERS ARE ENCOURAGED 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S CLASS OF NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES.  THIRTY THREE SOUTH JUNIORS MADE THE CUT, MAKING THIS THE BIGGEST INDUCTION GROUP IN MANY YEARS.
  
 
 
 

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12/11-12/14

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Tues
Bot build 4 grade
gear ratio lesson
Cert Study/Sorenson
Rest Series 2, Paralel 2, SP 2 Etcai Dc Chall
plan Line sensor Build and test. 
Wed Bot races (2)
Cert study
Rest: Color code
Elect power
Ohms law 2
Elect power 2
plan finish unit 4 quizzes all and Unit 4 TEST
Thu
Online ONLY, finish all of unit 5, start unit 5
practice cert all on scan sheets, work alone plan Online ONLY, finish all of unit 5, start unit 5
Fri Bot tractor pull lab Cert test/exam prep all plan bumper books bot for grade. unit 4 test

12.3-12.7

  First Second Third Fourth
Mon Santa Came 
Inventory, start build
Cert Test Prep, 
Review of All practice exams
Data Dump strategy
plan
Freeze tag robot war
last 20 minutes.  All 4 quizzes through 10
Tue Base Bot  Build
Cert/Worksheets
from text
plan
Build for line tracker
 
Wed Base Bot Trials
 Debrief Cert/meter drawing
plan Line Tracker lab, field test.  and Final for grade
Thur
Speed lab setup
Lab: 130 in 1
Measure V, R, and I (mA)
plan
Build Ultrasonic bot
Test and adjust for 6 inches
Fri Speed lab Rev/meters, Car project grouping plan Ultra Sonic Sensor run for a grade

11/23-11/30

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
mon 4.1-4.3 quiziz
exam rev 3
lect/dem Thevinems
plan 4.1-4.3 quiziz
tues First Sensor lab
exam rev 4
testing strategies
plan First Sensor lab
wed 4.5-4.6
Practice cert exam
rev strategies
plan 4.5-4.6
thu line tracker lab Revew practice cert/reteach as needed plan line tracker lab
fri unit 4 thru 4.7 due 130 in 1 lab in groups, use meter plan unit 4 thru 4.7 due

11.13-16

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th notes
monday holiday holiday holiday holiday  
tuesday
3.4 WS
3.5 QS
3.6 WS
S/P DC challenge 1 and 2 plan intro hill climb challenge First block subject to change
wedn
3.7 QS
3.8 WS
Circuits wrap up. Intro Batteries plan prep bots for hill climb depending on availability of lab items
thurs
3.9 QS
3.10 WS
Batteries and magnetism labs plan hill climb challenge  
friday
3.13 QS
3.14 WS
Practice Cert test/130 in 1 lab plan hill climb challenge, finish unit 3  

11/5-11/9

  First  Second Third Fourth NOTE:
monday unit 3.  All quizzes by tuesday. Review parallel/series, intro TOWS project plan unit 3.  All quizzes by tuesday.
SNR
Pic
11AM
tuesday Unit 3 test, preview/test/summary Demo kit assem.  Work on tows individually plan Unit 3 test, preview/test/summary
Reprt
cards
wednesdy Guest speaker T/R all Tows kits.  As needed. Intro s/p plan tractor pull buiild
skills
usa
meet
2 lunch
thursday Inventory, dist labs S/P 1 and 2 Basic plan tractor pull build  
fridiay basebote S/p 1 and 2 DC challenge plan tractor pull
9 and 10
cultural arts
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10/30-11/2

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Tuesday 3.1-3.5 design
Series WShets
continue parallel DC challenge
  3.1-3.5 build for speed
Wednesday 3.1-3.5 cont DC Ch Parallel 1-3   3.1-3.5
Thursday 3.6-3.7 parallel light lab, shorts opens   3.6-3.7
Friday develop design for max speed gear train and speed bot.
Quiz on Parallel circuits.
JEOPARDY
  robot races!
         

10/22-10/26

  First Second Third Fourth  Clubs
Monday
Series circuts con
Kirchoffls laws
2.5 and 2.7 quiz due.  Figure S due plan 2.5 and 2.7 quiz due.  Figure S due  
Tuesday
Series/Solder 
Kit TOWS day 1
missing tasks, study for unit 2 exam plan missing tasks, study for unit 2 exam  
Wed Solder Kit Tows day 2 question sheets 2.12 and 2.14 plan question sheets 2.12 and 2.14  
Thursday
Solder Kit Tows day 3
Series Lab
worksheets 2.15 and 2.16 duty worksheets 2.15 and 2.16  
Friday Series wrap up  Quiz Series circuits All unit 2 quizzes due plan All unit 2 quizzes due  
           

10/15 - 10/19

Block Monday Tuesday Wed Thursday Friday
First BM Test 2.4 Question sheet, quiz, assignment 2.5 question sheet and quiz Inventory if available,   
Second  BM Test Using the Power wheel to solve simple circuits
LDC mod
Sources of 
Electricti
LDC, intro 
Series Circuits
LDC, Series 1 -5
Third plan plan plan plan plan
Fourth BM Test see above see above see above see above

10/8-10/12

LOAD BASIC MOTOR PROGRAM​
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
First Block  LOAD BASIC MOTOR PROGRAM 2.4 Question sheet, quiz, assignmen
 
 2.5 question sheet and quiz Inventory if available, 
Second Block
F/R Power
Using the Power wheel. Lect/worksheets
Intro sources of Electricity
1.1 
1.2 
1.3  energy
Demo and lecture: 
LDC 6 sources. Intro:
F/r sources, continue LDC mini tasks. BP if availabe
 plan plan plan plan plan
4th block LOAD BASIC MOTOR PROGRAM 2.4 Question sheet, quiz, assignment 2.5 question sheet and quiz 2.5 lab for a grade
         

Monday Oct 1 and Tuesday Oct 2

Mr Sorenson is at a Skills USA Leadership Conference.  The following are the substitute plans for these two days
 
 

Sub Instructions for Monday and Tuesday

  • Third block planning, and you have first lunch each day.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO TOOLS AND NO STUDENTS AT BACK BENCHES.
  • Students may go to the restroom ONE at a time. If they abuse it shut that down also.
  • Attendance sheets attached.
  • Office and Storage room are off limits at all times.
  • Workbenches are to remain turned off.

 

Monday Oct 1

  • First Block: Crossword puzzle "VEX UNIT 1" they may work together on this, but EACH student is responsible for doing it.   The 3 Advanced studies kids are to write ‘weekly work logs for the first 4 weeks of school’.  The document is in their folder.  Have them keep those in their folders to be checked on Wed.
  • Second Block: Crossword puzzle: "Electronics So Far".  Again, they may work in groups but each student should do one.  
  • Bull Pride will be first block, have them write an email to me telling me something about them that nobody knows or would be surprising. I WILL NOT share this with anyone, I just want to get a glimpse at who they are.  Examples: Aspire to be professional musician, athlete.
  • Third Block: PLANNING
  • Fourth Block: Same as first block

 

Tuesday Oct 2

  • First Block: I want them to go back and using Unit 1 material to create their own Quizziz or Kahoot games.  In groups of two or three they are to develop a game that includes 20 questions and yes they may use pictures from the curriculum.  THEY ARE TO EMAIL ME THE LINK to their game.
  • Second Block: Working ALONE, each student is to do the Basic Circuits Challenge "Powers of Ten" activity. MINIMUM acceptable grade is 94%.  When finished they are to do "Color Code" ALONE. Same criteria  You can record their grades on the attached roster sheets.
  • BULL PRIDE will be second block. have them write an email to me telling me something about them that nobody knows or would be surprising. I WILL NOT share this with anyone, I just want to get a glimpse at who they are.
  • Third Block planning
  • Fourth Block: Same as First Block.

 

MY CELL PHONE IS 704-244-9513  IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.  TEXT IS PREFERRED.  ALSO, I WILL CHECK SCHOOL EMAIL FREQUENTLY AT THE CAMP

9/24 - 9/28

  First Second Third Fourth
Mon Continue building bots/finish inventory
Eng/Sci notation
Kahoot, worksheet, etcai
Plan 1.12 1/13  control the bot
Tues
Bot chassis due
begin wiring tronics
Intro Ohms law
integrate Sci notation. Kahoot, demo, worksheets On ETCAI
Plan quiz 1.12 1.13 start 1.14 joystick labs
Wed
Bot on 802.11
control
Ohm's law lab. Using lamps, batteries and snaps, simple circuit, build, calculate measure, E, I, R Plan 1.14 and 1.15 dual joystick wifi control, default code
Thurs 1.12 1.13 wiring op check wifi Lab: Build 130 in 1 project.  Using meter, measure V, I, R for one R.   Plan 1.16  TANK mode
Friday 1.14 and 1.15 dual joystick wifi control, default code Weekly wrap up. Ohms law worksheets WITH sci notation.  Plan  1.17 Arcade mode

9/18 - 9/21

  First Second Third  Fourth
Wed
Digital basics
Finish 555 led
flashers through 1-10
Safety Crossword
Intro Color Code
ETCAI/Mem Device Color code
plan
Vexbots now due.  After today, score is docked 10% daily.
move on if up to speed
Thursday
Intro to soldering
Sorenson will intro the process.
in groups, clean and prepare a station
Color code online game. Color code/lab worksheets plan
1.11 - 1.13
Vexbots on wiFI
 
Load and use Default code.
ID each control
Friday Desoldering and soldering components.  practice session
Intro Ohm's Law.  drawings
ETCAI Basic circuits.
plang 1.15  Using the wifi in Tank mode.

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