STEP - Integrated Circuits
- Introduce students to science and engineering career opportunities.
- Develop deeper understandings of science concepts through analysis of applications.
- Develop vocabulary needed to converse in the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries.
- Develop skills needed to explore high-tech concepts independently.
- Integrated circuits are everywhere in modern society.
- Integrated circuits are built out of single crystal silicon, which is manipulated in a variety of ways to create a functioning device.
- Acceptor and donor dopants may be used to replace silicon atoms in the silicon lattice to manipulate the electrical characteristics of the silicon.
|Activity||Understandings Addressed||Bloom's Taxonomy||Format||Resources||Time (per)|
|Semiconductor Profile WebQuest||1||1,2,3,6||WebQuest||Internet access, WebQuest sheet||1|
|Semiconductor Profile WebQuest Review||1||1,2,3,6||Discussion||Group review / brainstorming of learnings from activity||0.5|
|Unit Overview Lecture/Discussion||1,2,3||1,2,4||Lecture / Discussion||Unit Overview Notes||2.5|
|Integrated Circuit Model Lab||2||2,4,5||Activity||String, tape, construction paper, razor or scissors||1|
Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in the Cognitive Domain
Module content may be found under the Courses --> Honors --> Tutorials --> Microelectronics section of this site, or from the Microelectronics chapter of Honors Physics Essentials.