STEM-Introduction to Engineering Technology

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Introduction

1 Course Introduction 02:22

Picture of Course Introduction This introductory video will explain what STEM is and provide insight into a wide range of STEM careers.STEM provides students with a solid foundation in 21st century real world skills that enable them to successfully pursue advanced study areas

2 Introduction: What is STEM? 07:48

Picture of Introduction: What is STEM? This introductory video will explain what STEM is and provide insight into a wide range of STEM careers.STEM provides students with a solid foundation in 21st century real world skills that enable them to successfully pursue advanced study areas

3 What is STEM? Exercise Review 07:29

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Module 1-Introduction to Technology

4 Module 1: What is Technology? 13:56

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Technology includes all of the infrastructure necessary for the design, manufacture, operation, and repair of technological artifacts, from corporate headquarters and engineering schools to manufacturing plants and maintenance facilities. The knowledge and processes used to create and to operate technological artifacts -- engineering know-how, manufacturing expertise, and various technical skills -- are equally important part of technology.

The student will be able to: Understand and explain that interrelationships exist among technologies and between technologies and other fields of study

5 Module 1: What is Technology Exercise Review 13:14

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6 Module 1: History of Technology 12:50

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To familiarize students with the evolution of technology associated with the periods of human history and to explore how people of all times and places have increased their capability by innovating, improving and inventing.

What the student will learn: 

Identify the periods of human history associated with the evolution of technology and explore how people of all times and all places have increased their capability by innovating, improvising, and inventing.

Analyze the historical significance of technological advancement and gain an understanding of the influence of technology on history

Develop abilities to assess the impacts of products and systems

Performance Task:Students create a timeline identifying the impacts and discoveries for each technological age. Develop and record information regarding the influence of the technological advancement on history

Extension activities 

7 Module 1: Seven Resources of Technology & Systems 13:44

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The seven resources of technolgy are: materials, people, time, capital, information, energy, tools and machines

Each is described in detail why it is important to technological systems

8 Module 1: Seven Resources of Technology & Systems Exercise Review 13:36

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9 Module 1: Marshmallow/Spaghetti Challenge 01:19

Picture of Module 1: Marshmallow/Spaghetti Challenge Objective:To work to build the tallest freestanding structure with a jumbo marshmallow on top To identify the problem, analyze materials, brainstorm, build, and record results

10 Module 1: Review 15:44

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Module 2-Fundamentals of Technology

11 Module 2:Introduction to Engineering Design 07:51

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Describe the difference between Engineering & Technology.
Explain a few of the most significant inventions in history.
Diagram the systems process.
Negotiate the internet for information.
Describe a discipline and career path for engineering students.
Diagram the engineering design process.

Standard: Apply the Engineering Design Process

Learning Objectives: After this lesson, students should be able to:

    • Define engineering and identify different engineering disciplines/fields.
    • Define design and provide examples.
    • Identify the different steps in the design cycle and apply it to an example
    .

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: EVIDENCE STANDARD IS MET

The student should know and be able to:

  1. Apply the design process to solve a problem.
  2. Explain that the design process is a systematic approach to problem solving that yields design solutions.
  3. Explain why designs need to be continually critiqued and refined.
  4. Identify and describe the constraints on engineering design process.
  5. Explain why the design process in never considered to be final.
  6. Identify the elements and principles of design, How they are related to each other.
  7. Make two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations of a design solution.
  8. Demonstrate proper layout of orthographic projection, working drawings, and detail drawing.
  9. Demonstrate drawing ability of isometric and oblique sketching. 

 

12 Module 2: Challenge: Engineering Design a TinFoil Boat 03:18

Picture of Module 2: Challenge: Engineering Design a TinFoil Boat Students will use the engineering design cycle to design a tin foil boat for a company. They will be required to design a boat that can hold pennies.

13 Module 2: Elements & Principles of Design 17:42

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The elements are components or parts which can be isolated and defined in any visual design or work of art. They are the tools used in the  work, and or design of buildings and can also be defined in nature. The details may be differentiated by various designers, but in this video include  ‘line’, ‘shape’, ‘forms’, ‘space’, ‘color’, 'value' and ‘texture’ in this presentation.

I also include the rules about various design principles, like the balance, proportion and scale, emphasis, pattern, repetition & rhythm, contrast, and unity/variety. These elements and principles share a relationship in order to produce harmony in a design.

14 Module 2: Introduction to Sketching 11:59

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• Identify the types of alphabet lines used in engineering sketches and drawings.

• Identify the basic tools used by engineers.

• Create sketches of both two and three dimensional objects using correct sketching methods.

• Sketch the primary views of multiview (orthographic) drawing in proper orientation and alignment.

• Describe the difference among multiview projection, isometric, oblique and perspective drawings.

• Create an isometric drawing and an oblique drawing.

15 Module2: Isometric, Perspective, Multi-view Drawings 14:47

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Student Learning Goals:

  1. Differentiate between an isometric drawing and an orthographic projection drawing
  2. Draw basic isometric objects.
  3. Convert drawings from isometric to orthographic projection
  4. Understand similarities and differences between sketching and drawing
  5. Understand the orthographic projection page layout
  6. Know various line conventions on sketches and drawings

16 Module 2: Sketching Exercise Review 24:40

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17 Module 2: Design a Balloon Car Challenge 01:24

Picture of Module 2: Design a Balloon Car Challenge The Balloon Car Mini-Challenge challenges students to create the very best balloon-powered propulsion system they can for their cars. The cars need to be designed to be fast and travel at least 8 meters in distance.

18 Module 2 Review 17:57

Picture of Module 2 Review Define criteria and constraints, optimization, and maintenance and control. Identify tradeoffs and their effect on product development. Compare freehand sketching and technical drawing. Describe the alphabet of lines and drawing to scale. Identify the purpose of each kind of technical drawing.

Module 3-Manufacturing Technology

19 Module 3: Manufacturing Processes 14:13

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Student Learning: Develop an understanding of and be able to select and use manufacturing technolgies

  • Servicing keeps products in good operating condition
  • Durable goods are designed to operate for a long period of item, while non-durable goods are designed to operate for a short period of time
  • Explain basic processes in manufacturing systems, e.g., cutting, shaping, assembling, joining, finishing,and  quality control
  • The interchangeability of parts increases the effectiveness of manufacturing processes
  • Marketing involves establishing a product's identity, conducting research on its potential, advertising it, distributing it, and selling it

20 Module 3: Types of Manufacturing 09:53

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Manufacturing Technologies:

Explain and give examples of the impacts of interchangeable parts, components of mass-produced products, and the use of automation, e.g., robotics.

Manufacturing systems may be classified into types, such as customized production, batch production, and continuous production  

Describe and explain the manufacturing systems of custom and mass production.

21 Module 3: Manufacturing Processes & Types Exercise Review 15:09

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22 Module 3: Properties of Materials 10:20

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Materials-When studying materials and especially when selecting materials for a project / design, it is important to understand key properties

Materials have different qualities and may be classified as natural, synthetic, or mixed

23 Module 3: Properties of Materials Exercise Review 13:37

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24 Module 3: Catapult Challenge 00:43

Picture of Module 3: Catapult Challenge Students will be challenged to build a catapult using craft sticks to toss an object onto a target or greatest distance.

25 Module 3: Manufacturing & Materials Review 21:02

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Manufacturing is the makeing of products for consumer wants and needs

Mechanical processes that change the form of materials including separating, forming, combining, and conditioning. 

Manufacturing The basic manufacturing processes are: casting or molding, forming, conditioning, finishing.

Manufacturing materials are started as raw materials that are renewable and nonrenewable.  They undergo primary and secondary processes to make finished products.

There are a number of basic manufacturing processes that they can select from; custom manufacturing, intermittent production, continuous production.

identify appropriate materials (e.g., wood, paper, plastic, aggregates, ceramics, metals, solvents, adhesives) based on specific properties and characteristics (e.g., weight, strength, hardness, and flexibility).

Module 4-ConstructionTechnologies

26 Module 4: Construction Technologies 18:29

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Construction is a technological activity.  It requires a series of actions that have to be completed in the right order.  A structure starts with an identified need.  In this lesson you will learn what structures are, basic principles on how they are constructed, and what architectural design is.

27 Module 4: The Structure of Bridges 16:58

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Structures-recognize many different structures, both natural ones and those made by humans.  Recall that structures made by humans bridges, buildings, dams, harbors, roads, towers and tunnels. Identify loads acting on bridges. Analyze the forces acting on a structure. Demonstrate how structures can be designed to withstand loads. Design and make a product that incorporates structural principles.

Students will understand the effects of forces acting on and within bridge structures

  • List several examples of loads that could affect a bridge.
  • Explain why knowledge about various loads or forces is important in bridge design.
  • Describe the process that an engineer uses to design a bridge, including determining loads, calculating the highest load, and calculating the amount of material to resist the loads.

Skills-By the end of the lesson/task students will be able to design and build their own bridge (using balsa wood, toothpicks, straws or newspaper)

 

28 Module 4: Construction & The Structure of Bridges Exercise Review 25:24

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29 Module 4: Bridge Design Challenge 03:30

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Objective: To design and build the lightest bridge capable of supporting the heaviest load when weight is placed on a given span, using specified materials and guidelines

 

30 Module 4: Review 24:54

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Construction is a technological activity.  It requires a series of actions that have to be completed in the right order.  A structure starts with an identified need.  In this lesson you will learn what structures are, basic principles on how they are constructed, and what architectural design is.

Civil engineers utilize weather data when designing bridges, houses and other structures, to ensure that those designs are appropriate for the climate of their locations. Environmental engineers analyze weather measurements to determine the placement and effectiveness of renewable energy technologies, such as wind farms and solar arrays. Engineers also serve an important role in designing products that enable people to more comfortably adjust to the weather (for example, waterproof jackets, heated driveways and sunscreen, and many other weather-resistant goods).

Module 5-Biotechnology, Medical & Agriculture Technologies

31 Module 5: Biotechnology, Medical & Agricultural Technology 30:08

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Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Identify past and current developments in the biotechnology fields such as, agriculture, animal, medical, and microbial/industrial. 
  2. To describe the major basic biotechnologies related to agricultural production.
  3. To explain the major practical biotechnologies aimed at solving agriculture and food production problems. 
  4. To research ethical issues presented by evolving science, including genetically modified foods, cloning, gene therapy, and stem cells
  5. To describe the basis for biotechnology products and how such products affect the quality of life

Essential Questions:
1. What is biotechnology?
2. What are the major discoveries that led to the development of recombinant DNA technology?
3. How is DNA technology being used in modern applications?

Questions to think about?

1. Can we benefit (society/environment) from biotechnology like cloning? Explain your reasoning.

2. Are there risks involved in the use of biotechnologies like cloning?

3. What are the issues raised by the use of some biotechnologies?

4. Do the risks involved outweigh the benefits or vice versa? Explain your reasoning.

32 Module 5: Biotechnology, Medical & Agricultural Technology Exercise Review 10:30

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33 Module 5: Design a Water Filter Challenge 01:08

Picture of Module 5: Design a Water Filter Challenge Students will learn about the filtering process of water. • Students will build a water filter • Students will use the engineering design process to develop their filter.

34 Module 5: Review 22:36

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Introduction to biotechnological processes. Conception of the biotechnology, main
concepts, trends and development.Includes: Gene engineering for the construction and development of the microorganism for production of target product; problems and possible solutions;  Microbiotechnology & Industrial biotechnology. Use of enzymes in biotechnology. Medical Biotechnologies such as bioinfometics, gene therapy and biomechanics.  The study of Agribiotechnology to improve, food technology, agricultural sciences and bioremediation.

Module 6-Transportation Technologies

35 Module 6: Transportation Systems 18:32

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Transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another.  Historically, if someone needed to get somewhere they walked.  If they had to carry something heavy or go far, they walked with help from domesticated animals.  Today you can get anywhere you want to go. 


 Transportation plays a vital role in the operation of other technologies, such as manufacturing, construction, communication, health and safety, and agriculture; Intermodalism is the use of different modes of transportation, such as highways, railways, and waterways as part of an interconnected system that can move people and goods easily from one mode to another; Transportation services and methods have led to a population that is regularly on the move and the design of intelligent and non-intelligent transportation systems depends on many processes and innovative techniques

36 Module 6: Transportation Systems Exercise Review 11:02

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37 Module 6:Design a Canister Rocket Challenge 01:38

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Student learning Targets: I can

Explain that energy needed for a rocket launch is related to the size of the rocket.
Collect and analyze data on model rocket launch height, comparing to size or weight of the rocket.
Describe what factors an engineer must consider when designing a rocket.

38 Module 6: Review 15:01

Picture of Module 6: Review Tell how an internal combustion engine works. Define four-stroke engine cycles Explain how an external combustion engine works. Compare a steam engine to a steam turbine Name the different types of land transportation. Summarize the purpose of transportation subsystems Tell how oceans and inland waterways are used for transportation. List the different types of ships. Define the concept of intermodal transportation Discuss ways in which air and space transportation are used. Identify different types of aircraft and spacecraft

Module 7: Energy & Power Technologies

39 Module 7: Energy & Power PPT 24:01

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The core concept here is that energy is conserved by being transformed. That means that the types of energy learned in the last lesson—heat, sound, light, chemical, electric, kinetic—can be converted from one to another

Main Ideas: 

  1. There are different forms of energy, including potential and kinetic energy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only changed from one form to another.
  2. Renewable energy resources help lessen human dependence on fossil fuels.

Students will learn that solar energy comes from the sun through a process called fusion.

Students will learn that wind power, throughout the world, is a fast growing energy source with great potential.

Students will be able to identify and describe the different renewable energy resources. Students will learn that biomass, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal energy can all generate a form of electricity.

40 Module 7: Energy & Power PPT Exercise Review 18:39

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41 Module 7: Design a Wind Turbine Challenge 02:17

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Students will use the engineering design cycle to build a wind turbine to harness the wind

Students Learning Targets:

  • I can understand what engineers do and why engineering is important
  • I can identify the steps of the engineering design process
  • I can understand how and why wind turbines offer a popular source of renewable energy
  • I can identify arguments against the construction of wind turbines
  • I can construct a model wind turbine and refine the design based on tests

42 Module 7: Review 17:31

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Outcomes: Develop an understanding of and be able to select and use energy and power technologies. 

  • Energy cannot be created nor destroyed; however, it can be converted from one form to another. 
  • Energy can be grouped into major forms: thermal, radiant 
  • It is impossible to build an engine to perform work that does not exhaust thermal energy to the surroundings 
  • Energy resources can be renewable or non-renewable

Module 8: Communication & Information Technology

43 Module 8: Communication Technology 19:02

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 Communication Technologies 

 

 

44 Module 8: Communication Technology Exercise Review 13:36

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45 Module 8: Design a Travel Brochure 03:07

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Student Learning Targets:

  • I can independently create an original travel brochure according to stated Project Requirements
  • I can demonstrate use of intermediate features in word processing applications (e.g., tabs, indents, headers and footers, end notes, bullet and numbering, tables).
  • I can create, save, open, and import a word processing document in different file formats (e.g., RTF, HTML).
  • I can explain and demonstrate effective searching and browsing strategies when working on projects.
  • I can collect, organize, and analyze digital information from a variety of sources, with attribution

Students will need to use MLA format to cite sources for the project.

46 Module 8: Review 22:36

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The communication system includes input, which is the message; the process, or how the message moves; output, or receiving the message; and feedback, which includes information about clarity. Communication subsystems have a source, an encoder, a transmitter, a receiver, a decoder, and a destination. Biological, graphic, wave, and telecommunication are all forms of communication.

The modes of communication include people to people, people to machines, machines to people, and machines to machines. Communication technology has made new modes of communication possible through graphic communication systems, print, and modes based on electrical signals

A computer is an electronic device that calculates, stores, and processes information. A computer program provides instructions that tell the computer what to do. Computer systems include input devices, such as keyboards, and output devices, such as monitors. All computers have two types of memory: ROM and RAM.

Graphic communication is also called “printing.” It includes printing with ink on paper and publishing CDs, DVDs, e-books, and Web pages. The type of printing process used is determined by the part of the printing plate that prints. Letterpress prints from the raised part of the plate. Gravure prints from inkwells etched into the plate. Lithography prints from a plate that is flat. Photographic printing uses light. Serigraphy prints through little holes in the plate. Dynamic digital printing prints directly from a computer file. Electronic beam imaging uses an electron beam to create an image. Electrostatic printing prints from a plate charged with static electricity. Ink-jet printing sprays ink directly on the material being printed

Course Description

This course Introduction to Engineering Technology is designed as the beginning middle school course in technology education.

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge in core concepts of technology, technological materials, information gathering and apply processes associated with the technological thinker. Students will be introduced to the concepts that underlie technological systems and the influence of technological systems at home, school, and the world of work.  This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding necessary for engineering technology related careers in business and industry. 

 

Course Goals:

The goals of middle school technology education helps students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that lead them to become technologically literate. The design challenges presented at the end of each module incorporate the engineering design process that encourages deeper thinking and also has students consider career options. Students should learn to successfully apply mathematics and engineering science to complete several design challenges in engineering and engineering technology; as demonstrated by using the engineering design process to complete the challenge projects.

 

Target Audience

Students in the middle-level grades explore the scope of technology and related careers.  However, it will work as an introduction to engineering technology for any level (HS). 

 

Course Requirements

This is an introductory course, built around the ITEA Standards for Technological Literacy 6-8.  These standards were developed by the International Technology Education Association; and thus is ideal for 6th - 8th grade students. 

Course Includes 

  •  Over 10 hours of video content
  •  33 video lessons
  •  8 review videos
  •  26  practice worksheets (answers provided in resources)
  •  8 short quizzes
  •  8 STEM Challenges
  •  Animation Resource links
  •  Web resources

 

Course Topics

Introduction: What is STEM?

Module 1:  What is Technology?

        History of Technology

        Seven Resources of Technology & Systems

        Marshmallow/Spaghetti Challenge

        Unit 1 Review

Module 2: Introduction to Engineering Design

        Engineering Design a Tin Foil Boat

Elements & Principles of Design

Introduction to Sketching

Isometric, Perspective, Multi-view Drawings

Design a Balloon Car

Module 2 Review

Module 3: Manufacturing Processes

Types of Manufacturing

Properties of Materials

Catapult Challenge

Module 3 Manufacturing & Materials Review

Module 4: Construction

The Structure of Bridges

Bridge Design Challenge

Module 4 Review

Module 5: Introduction to Biotechnology, Medical & Agricultural Technology

               Design a Water Filter Challenge

               Module 5 Review

Module 6: Transportation Systems

               Design a Canister Rocket Challenge

               Module 6 Review

Module 7: Energy & Power PPT

               Design a Wind Turbine Challenge

               Module 7 Review

Module 8: Communication Technology

               Design a Travel Brochure

               Module 8 Review

  • Teacher: Wendy
  • Areas of expertise: STEM Middle Grades Science
  • Education: Southern New Hampshire University- Master in Business Education-4.00 GPA Southern New Hampshire University-BS in Business Studies- 4.00 GPA Sir Sandford Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario- Forestry Technician
  • Interests: Fishing, hiking, outdoor activities
  • Skills: Superintendents High 5 Award-Middle School Science Teacher of the Year- Math/Science Institute Prism Middle School Teacher of the Year, New Teacher of the Year,Teacher of the Year, BestBuy® TEACH grant, Promethean Enrichment Grant, Education Foundation Grant, Above and Beyond Award.
  • Associations: National Board Certified Teacher
  • Issues I care about: Animal & Wildlife Advocate, Children Issues

Experienced teacher with 15 yrs experience in MS classroom, gifted education, Science STEM education in developing creative lesson plans, implementing instructional best practices, and facilitating project-based learning activities.

Introduction - What is STEM Worksheet answers

Answers to worksheet

Module 3: Manufacturing Quiz Answers

Module 3: Manufacturing Quiz Answers

Module 4: Construction Quiz Answer Key

Module 4: Construction Quiz Answer Key

Module 4 - Bridges & Construction Structures Quiz Answer Key

Module 4 - Bridges & Construction Structures Quiz Answer Key

Module 1 - What Technology Worksheet - Answers

Answer sheet for What is Technology

Module 1 - History of Technology Resources

PBS-Technology Over Time-In this interactive activity adapted from A Science Odyssey, learn how technology in the home has changed through the years. Scroll through a timeline from 1900 to 2010 to explore technological innovations in the home (such as phonographs, telephones, refrigerators, radios, televisions, and computers), and read about how they were developed and adapted and how they changed the way people live.The following Interacahttps://florida.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ate10.sci.engin.design.techovertime/technology-over-time/#.WaLi_4WcFYc

 

 

Resources:

ReadWriteThink website for timeline
Wikipedia Timeline of Communication
University of MInnesotas Media History Project
Cybertelecom Timeline
Online Timeline Builders from The Salt Box
Time Rime

Module 1 - Technological Processes and Systems

Learn about engineering system. Learn about coin manufacturing processes.Learn about teamwork and working in groups. Activity from Tryengineering.com

Module 2 - Engineering Design Process

The following links are additional resources to help students dig deeper into the Engineering Design Cylce: 

http://wemadeit.ca/teachers/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/The-Engineering-Design-Process-.pdf

 PBS Learning Interactive: The Design Process Engineers use a series of steps called the design process to solve a problem. In this resource, featuring video segments excerpted from DESIGN SQUAD, watch teams of kids work through each of the five steps of the design process: 1) identify the problem; 2) brainstorm; 3) design; 4) build, test, evaluate, and redesign; and 5) share solutions.

https://florida.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/adptech12.sci.engin.design.idsprocess/the-design-process/#.WbvumVXyvIW

Teach Engineering Website: Many different projects for students to incorporate the design cycle.

www.teachengineering.org

Hands on Science Activities from the Chicago Museum that incorporate the design cycle and science.

https://www.msichicago.org/fileadmin/assets/educators/teacher_courses/Engineering_Design_Cycle_Lesson.pdf

https://www.msichicago.org/experiment/hands-on-science/

 

NASA's BEST -- The Engineering Design Process- this series of videos reviews each step of the design process.

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/best/edp.html

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Project serves young children, they have created a simple Engineering Design Process (EDP) to guide students through our engineering design challenges.

https://eie.org/overview/engineering-design-process

Module 2 - Elements of Design

Students can use the SALT DOUGH activity to create form & shape

Module 2 - Introduction to Sketching Answers

Introduction to Sketching Worksheet and Quiz Answers

Module 2 - Balloon Car Design Answers

Module 2 - Sketching Practice Worksheet Answers

Sketching Practice Worksheet Answers

Module 3 - Manufacturing Types

Resources to assist with Manufacturing Types research and extension

Module 3 - Manufacturing Processes

Worksheet to review manufacturing process. Resources to assist with Manufacturing Processes research and extension

Module 3 - Materials Lesson Resources

Additional internet resources and the answer sheets

Module 3 - Catapult Challenge

Have students watch the video for background information: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/punkin-chunkin/videos/catapults

 

http://discoverykids.com/articles/types-of-punkin-chunkin-machines/

If you want to take this to a higher level with math skills, the following website can be incorporated: https://education.ti.com/en/activity/detail?id=419E87A9C0234BF390FDAB380F747C28

 

This video diagrams some of the science behind a pumpkin trebuchet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nomeW2FDDtM

 

This page offers additional trebuchet photos and information: http://members.iinet.net.au/~rmine/middel3.html

This page provides a step-by-step explanation of how a trebuchet works: http://www.redstoneprojects.com/trebuchetstore/how_a_trebuchet_catapult_works.html

This animation shows how a trebuchet works http://www.redstoneprojects.com/trebuchetstore/treb_animated.html

 

 

Module 4 - Construction Worksheet anwers

Worksheet answers

Module 4 - Bridges Resources

Bridges unit worksheet answer key and additional parent resources

Module 5 - Biotechnology Worksheet-& Quiz Answers

Identify the basis for biotechnology products and how such products affect the quality of life.

Module 5 - Biotechnology Resources

Additional resources for students and parents

Module 5 - Design a Water Filter Challenge

Answer key

Module 6 - Transportation Resources & Worksheet & Quiz Answers

Transportation and engines worksheet & Quiz answers and resources

Module 6 - Design a Canister Rocket Challenge

Answer key

Module 7 - Energy and Power-Answers & Resources

REsources include interactive websites, videos and research websites.  Video of Roller Coaster interactive to help students find answers.  Answer worksheet as well.

Module 7 - Design a Wind Turbine Challenge

Answer Key

Module 8 - Communication & Information Systems Worksheet & Quiz Answer Keys & Travel Brochure Examples

Communication & Information Systems Worksheet and Quiz Answer Keys Travel Brochure Examples

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