# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics Systems I Task 1176103436

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe a circuit as a system.


Description should include identifying
  • open, closed, and short circuits
  • the fundamental components of a circuit (voltage source, switch, load, connecting wires).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the characteristics of a system?
  • What might cause a short circuit?
  • Why are switches used?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will investigate and understand that energy can be transferred and transformed to provide usable work. Key concepts include
  1. transfer and storage of energy among systems, including mechanical, thermal, gravitational, electromagnetic, chemical, and nuclear systems; and
  2. efficiency of systems.


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

1. The Characteristics and Scope of Technology


16. Energy and Power Technologies


19. Manufacturing Technologies


TSA Competitive Events

Principles of Technology (Virginia only)


Technology Bowl