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Curriculum Connections and Benchmarks

Amateur Radio Curriculum Connections

Amateur Radio can be used to engage a variety of subjects.  The chart below shows some of the possible curriculum connections.

Curricula created for ARRL's Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology addresses an array of science benchmarks at all grade levels.  We've mapped these Science Benchmarks for you.

See a specific example of curriculum connections and state standards using robotics curriculum developed from the Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology resources. Illinois State Math Standards.

Subject Area Elementary Level Jr High/Intermediate Level High School College
Communication arts, Language arts · Verbal skills
· Reading / Writing / Spelling
· Conversational skills
· Record keeping
· Reading / Writing / Spelling
· Note-taking skills
· Letter writing
· Higher verbal skills
· Reference material skills
· Following directions
· Reading / Writing / Spelling
· Note-taking skills
· Letter writing
· Communication careers
· Careers in communications
Mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, Business math, Scientific notation · Formulas
· Metric System
· Computing distances
· Measuring
· Using calculators
· Metric System
· Charts and graphs
· Electrical formulas
· Estimating
· Ratios
· Using calculators
· Algebraic equations
· Calculating electrical values
· Calculating physics problems
· Metric System
· Using calculators
· Calculating electrical values
· Calculating physics problems
Social studies, World studies, Government · Maps/globes
· Learning new cultures
· Meeting people from other lands
· Current events
· Longitude/latitude
· World time zones
· International date line
· Meeting people from other lands
· History of radio
· Cartography
· Current events
· International communications law
· Federal Communications Commission
· Meeting people from other lands
· History of radio
· Cartography
· Current events
· International communications law
· Federal Communications Commission
· History of science and technology
· Current events
Computer science · Collecting data
· Comparing data
· Making tables
· Packet (computer) radio
· Interpreting data results
· Compiling data
· Comparing data
· Making charts
· Packet (computer) radio
· Estimating data results
· Compiling data
· Comparing data
· Making graphs
· Packet (computer) radio
· Satellite tracking
· Decoding telemetry
· Packet (computer) radio and networking
· Using X.25 protocol
Science, Physics · Radio waves
· Magnets
· Meteorology
· Basic electricity
· Science careers
· Radio waves
· Ionosphere/Troposphere
· Ohm's Law
· Basic electricity
· Radio frequencies
· Meteorology
· Space science
· Scientific Method
· Science careers
· Satellites
· TV transmission
· Electronic theory
· Electromagnetic waves
· Space science
· Meteorology
· Scientific Method
· Science careers
· Satellites
· TV transmission
· Electrical Engineering
· Space sciences
· Meteorology
· Radio propagation
· Communications for Solar Car races
Electronics technology · Basic electrical components
· Basic electrical formulas
· Basic electronics
· Basic circuits
· Wiring projects
· Soldering
· Electrical safety
· Advanced electronics
· Advanced circuits
· Electronic construction
· Soldering
· Electrical safety
· Reading schematics
· Antenna propagation
· Careers in technology and electronics
· System architecture
· Circuit design and construction
· Reading schematics
· System architecture
· Satellite communications
Foreign languages · Foreign customs · Learning foreign words
· Studying English roots
· Speaking foreign languages
· Listening to short wave foreign broadcasts
· Letter writing in foreign languages
· Speaking foreign languages
· Listening to short wave foreign broadcasts
Graphic arts   · Design · Design
· Graphic reproduction
· Design
Industrial arts     · Fabricating metalwork
· Circuit board layout
· Schematic capture (CAD)
· Field construction (antennas)
· Component acquisition
· Circuit board layout
· Industrial Engineering: fabricating metalwork, satellite construction