AUTHOR: RUPERT RUSSELL
System fault finding: What's wrong with my torch.
CSF Level: 3
CSF Strand: Systems
Duration: 45 minutes
Your torch has stopped working!
What do you have to do to fix it?
A computer running a WWW Browser, e.g. Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer for each student or group of students. Maximum of 4 students in each group.
Either an Internet connection to enable browsing of the URL: http://www.ballarat.edu.au/~edth51rmr/MT1\torch1.htm
Or a copy of the files held on a local disk drive.
Identifying likely faults in a hand held torch.
Establishing the correct orientation of torch batteries within a 2 battery torch.
Establishing the correct voltage globe to use in a 2 battery torch.
Reporting findings to the class as a whole, possibly using PowerPoint or other presentation software.
Reinforcing use of a WWW browser in particular the use of image maps as a navigation tool.
Introduction to the use of a multi-meter for testing voltages and circuit continuity.
Communicating observations and findings.
|Determine the faults in the simulated torch.||Simulate the replacement of faulty components.||Simulate testing the torch throughout the fault finding process.|
Establish that each student is competent with the use of a WWW browser.
Introduce the concept of an image map and demonstrate how to use one as a link.
The ability to read and comprehend English at CSF level 3.
The ability to use a WWW browser including using a mouse or other pointing device.
Each student or group of students should complete the simulation within 20 - 30 minutes, allowing sufficient time to produce a report into their findings.
At completion of the simulation, students will report their findings as to the nature of the faults in the system, and what was required to rectify the faults.
The report may take the form of a written report, (one A4 page) or may be presented using power point or other presentation software.
Images from the WWW browser may be copied and pasted into the final report.