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Knowing Electronics

Lesson Title: Knowing Basic Electronics Components

Grade Level: High school (10th-12th grade)

Subject: Science (Physics), Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) Electronics


  • Identify and describe common electronic components such as resistors, capacitors

  • Understand the function and properties of each component

  • Demonstrate the use of these components in simple circuits

  • Understand how to use Breadboard and be able to light up a LED

  • Know how to use multimeter (Circuit Testing tool) and power supply




  • Introduce the topic of electronics and provide an overview of the lesson

  • Review the basics of electricity and what is DC circuits

  • Introduce the different electronic components that will be used in the lesson

  • Teach all the equipment (multimeter, power supply, Breadboard) will be used in the lesson


  • Provide students with a brief overview of the simulation tool.

  • Demonstrate how to use the tool to build a circuit and test the virtual circuit.

  • Have students work in pairs or small groups to build a circuit using the simulation tool.

  • Provide guidance and support as needed.

Hands-on Experimentation

  • Provide each group with a breadboard, jumper wires, an LED, a resistor, a multimeter, and a power supply.

  • Demonstrate how to light up the LED, measure current and voltage, and resistance using the provided tools.

  • Have students work in pairs or small groups to perform the hands-on experiment.

  • Provide guidance and support as needed.


  • Bring the class together to discuss the results of both the simulation and hands-on experiment.
  • Have students compare the actual results with the simulated results and discuss any differences or similarities.

  • Review the key concepts and skills covered in the lesson.



Formative assessment: Students will participate in class discussions and activities, and successfully build and test circuits using both the simulation tool and hands-on experimentation.

Summative assessment: Students will complete a written assessment that includes identification of components and their properties, reading and interpreting circuit diagrams, and the ability to build and test circuits using both simulation and hands-on experimentation.

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