Spectrum3 Training Modules
7th Grade reading level
Low equipment & tool requirement
No dangerous voltages
Bonus Build project with each module
Spectrum3 is a series of modules which teach the fundamentals of electricity and electronics. Students are systemically promoted from one electrical concept to the next. The 24-36 page manuals have step-by-step instructions, using predominately short sentences, words average less than 1.7 syllables each, illustrations are clear and frequent. To motivate the student, all parts, printed circuit board, wire, solder and step-by-step assembly and soldering instructions for an exciting electronic project are provided with each Module. The Equipment and Tool Packages list all requirements; equivalent brands and models may be used. 9 Volt and/or AA batteries are required.
In each Module, the student begins by taking inventory, learning to identify and inspect parts. Next, the Module's topic is discussed. Following the discussion, the student performs experiments to experience and verify material covered in the discussion. After the experiments, there is a brief quiz.
Discovers physical components through parts ID and inventory
Learns principles of electricity in the Discussion
Experiences the concepts in the Experiments
Affirms knowledge acquired by taking the Quiz
Develops manipulative skills during Assembly
Sees the practical application of principles in the BONUS BUILD
Enjoys using the BONUS BUILD device
Develops self-esteem by saying, "I built it myself, and I know how it works!"