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Identify characteristics of grounding systems.

Definition

Identification should be based on the NEC, and should include
  • explaining the purpose of grounding
  • distinguishing between a short circuit and a ground fault
  • defining a grounded circuit
  • explaining the requirements for physical protection of the grounding electrode conductor
  • defining made electrodes
  • defining the use of a grounding electrode system
  • explaining the use of a main bonding jumper
  • distinguishing between grounding and bonding
  • explaining the purpose of the grounded conductor
  • explaining the requirements for grounding more than one building
  • explaining the requirements for grounding subpanels.

Process/Skill Questions

  • In which article in the NEC would you find grounding systems?
  • What is the definition of ground?
  • What is a man-made grounding system?
  • Why is grounding important?
  • What is the difference between ground--ed and ground--ing?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and cognates to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Identify the meanings of common idioms.
  5. Identify literary and classical allusions and figurative language in texts.
  6. Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, reading, and writing.
  7. Use knowledge of the evolution, diversity, and effects of language to comprehend and elaborate the meaning of texts.

11.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and follow directions to complete an application for college admission, for a scholarship, or for employment.
  3. Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts.
  4. Draw conclusions and make inferences about explicit and implied information, using textual support.
  5. Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors’ purposes and determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  6. Identify false premises in persuasive writing.
  7. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  8. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical-thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts.

12.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and cognates to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Identify the meanings of common idioms and literary and classical allusions in texts.
  5. Expand general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, reading, and writing.
  6. Use knowledge of the evolution, diversity, and effects of language to comprehend and elaborate the meaning of texts.

12.5

The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical-thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts.
  2. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  3. Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors’ purposes and determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Identify false premises in persuasive writing.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences about explicit and implied information, using textual support.

Science

PH.11c

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
c. electrical power;

Other Related Standards

NCCER Electrical Standards, 2011

26109-11 Conductors and Cables

 

26111-11 Residential Electrical Services