Automotive Technology Teacher Resources
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The Automobile and the Drive-In Society
How has automobile technology affected the United States and its citizens? After reading an introductory article, class members participate in a jigsaw activity designed to explore this question. After gathering information and filling out responses to the provided questions, pupils compose a five-paragraph essay using their research as evidence.
Technology Keeps Moving
Ninth graders explore the technological enhancement of various items used in everyday life and predict future technological development of objects based on society's needs and their investigation of historical data.
Technology Keeps Moving
Ninth graders research technology and understand how it allows people to satisfy their needs. In this technology lesson students write a history on a tool or technology.
Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation
Explore the concept of electrical cars through technology and language arts activities. Learners will research advancements in car building and watch "Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation." They will then create marketing campaigns to sell the cars. Handouts and resources are included.
Technology and Inequality
Students study briefly the history, evolution, and social benefits of the automobile. After using the automobile as a case study, students choose another technology, research, and analyze it in small groups and report.
Driving Toward Better Air?
Fifth graders investigate the social and environmental impacts of conventional gasoline powered automotive transportation. They work in cooperative groups to investigate and determine a solution to improve vehicle efficiency and reduce vehicle emission pollution.
Get Your Motor Runnin'
Students examine the technology of hybrid vehicles and the claims made on their behalf. Upon further exploration, they research and decide which cars, hybrid or non-hybrid, might perform best under various circumstances.
Henry Ford: A Cultural Icon
Young scholars conduct research online for information about Henry Ford and his assembly line, examine economic, technological, and social changes that resulted from Ford's innovation, and use notes and resources to write five paragraph essays in class.
RFID, Induction and Me
Learners investigate the manufacturing of tags using the RFID technology. In this physics activity, students research changing magnetic fields and the effect it has on electric current induced in a coil wire.
An Exploration of Automotive Design
high schoolers research varied aspects of car design, and create a new design for the exterior body of a car. Students conduct Internet research, respond to writing prompts, and analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources. They participate in class discussion, create a design for a car exterior, evaluate group work and create a presentation.
In this technology worksheet, learners find the words that are related to the concept of cars and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
New! Exploring at the Nanoscale
Nano-nano! Nanotechnology can seem like it's from another planet! After learning about this tiny technology, collaborative groups experiment with how smaller particles affect chemical reactions. They do this by immersing a whole and a crushed antacid tablet into equal amounts of water. Nanotechnology is a fascinating topic for your STEM curriculum.
Fourth graders engage in a instructional activity which provides a better understanding of safety rules outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They submit a written report from the Safety Briefing Handout which summarizes the key points.
Design Team Challenge
Students work in groups to build a robot. In this robotics lesson, students create an electronic robot and program it to follow directions. They create an obstacle course for the robot to follow and test its performance.
Undercover in the Secret State
Students examine the current conditions in North Korea. They view and analyze a CNN documentary, research a dissident, answer and discuss questions about the documentary on conditions in North Korea, and identify the technology used by dissidents.
Pupils investigate the best design using technology. In this science lesson, students construct a freestanding object with specific materials to be able to shoot a ping pong ball and a marshmallow. They have to adjust and discuss vocabulary words such as trebuchets and catapults.
Who's New in the Deep Sea?
Students examine the methods and technology that scientists use to study the deep sea and other remote environments. In this ocean habitats lesson students make observations about organisms from video clips, generate questions and use the Internet to gain scientific information.
Evolution of Inventions
Young scholars analyze the evolution of inventions. In this technological advancements lesson, students research electronic and print materials regarding the inventions of the 20th century and identify the impact they had on Americans.
Cruising the Internet
Students identify the parts of an engine using a graph. For this statistics lesson, students make a graph from their collected data. They calculate the volume of a cylinder using a line of regression and a scatter plot.
An Introduction to Thermal Spray Technology
Students discuss difference between kinetic and thermal energy, develop and demonstrate understanding of key concepts and characteristics underlying thermal spray techniques, list items used in their daily lives that are coated, examine classification scheme for different thermal spray processes, and prepare lab report.