# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics Systems II Task 1967420615

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Design circuits containing integrated circuit components.


Design should include a
  • problem statement specifying the desired circuit function
  • schematic design and simulation
  • verification of operation - breadboarding the circuit, testing, verifying, and describing demonstrated operation.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What operational characteristics should the circuit have?
  • How can a schematic or a computer-based simulation represent a circuit’s operation?
  • How can a circuit be temporarily constructed for real-world validation of design work?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes. Key concepts include
  1. the components of a system are defined;
  2. instruments are selected and used to extend observations and measurements;
  3. information is recorded and presented in an organized format;
  4. the limitations of the experimental apparatus and design are recognized;
  5. the limitations of measured quantities are recognized through the appropriate use of significant figures or error ranges;
  6. models and simulations are used to visualize and explain phenomena, to make predictions from hypotheses, and to interpret data; and
  7. appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware is used for gathering and analyzing data and communicating results.


The student will investigate and understand how to diagram, construct, and analyze basic electrical circuits and explain the function of various circuit components. Key concepts include
  1. Ohm’s law;
  2. series, parallel, and combined circuits;
  3. electrical power; and
  4. alternating and direct currents.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving


11. Apply the Design Processes


12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems


16. Energy and Power Technologies


19. Manufacturing Technologies


8. The Attributes of Design


9. Engineering Design


TSA Competitive Events



Engineering Design


Principles of Technology (Virginia only)


System Control Technology


Technology Problem Solving