Industrial Technology Teacher Resources

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Although preparation-intensive, this would be an unforgettable experience in materials engineering. Stimulate learners' curiosity with a slide show and then introduce them to the components of concrete. Small groups mix and pour concrete into frames. The next day, the concrete is tested for how much weight it will withstand. While the resource says it is adaptable to all ages, you may want to use it only with older learners due to the quantity of materials involved.
Eleventh graders examine a picture of John Gast's, American Progress to determine what they know about American growth between 1877- 1900. By working through thirteen center or folder activities, they study the economics, industrialization, immigration, technological change, and expansion of America. They access links that show photographs, documents, and background information about each topic.
Students complete a unit on orbiting spacecraft designed to study astronomical objects. They conduct Internet research on NASA missions, use a satellite dish to downlink information, and construct and launch a rocket out of paper and tape.
Learners get involved in a unique collaboration that enhances their knowledge of architecture and design. Develop organizer resources with others. They are engulfed into a world of architects and museum specialists to facilitate the appreciation of the demands and potential of technology.
Students study how industrial technology helps clean up and prevent air pollution. They role play as engineers to examine methods of engineering pollutant recovery methods such as scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, cyclones, and baghouses. They write environmental action campaign letters after determining the existence of global problems.
Eleventh graders explore maximizing volume of a box.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders use a calculator to create a table of volumes as they explore which design patterns maximize the volume. 
In this critical reading worksheet, students read a short passage regarding intelligence augmentation and then answer five questions based on the reading.
Students analyze graphs on a TI calculator. In this math instructional activity, the students construct a graph on the TI calculator, and adjust the windows on the graph to view the graph. They manipulate window size and analyze the graph.  
Students research the conditions of post-war Japan. In groups, they examine the plans that were put into place for the country and identify the attitude of the Allies. To end the lesson, they discuss the changes that came about in their economy, attitudes and military.
A wonderful and comprehensive look at the first Industrial Revolution. Starting with events, inventions, and changes in thought that occurred in the 1700's, the presentation moves through the technological advancements in industry and transportation that made the revolution possible. A very nice resource!
Students consider the impact of technological advancements. In this digital music lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about CDs, MP3 players and file-sharing in order to determine how the music industry can maintain control of their medium. Students also discover how record labels work.
Sixth graders examine historical artifacts. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, 6th graders discover how modern conveniences are connected to innovations of the Industrial Revolution era. Students interview adults about technological advancements as well.
Take a closer look at America's shift toward a primarily urban population and into the world's largest industrial power in the early twentieth century. This video reviews the demographics of the first major waves of immigration into the country and their origins, as well as the challenges immigrants faced as a result of nativism and discrimination, barriers to finding work, and direct exploitation of labor.
How does Oliver Twist, the novel written by Charles Dickens, compare with its screenplay adaptation? Although the activity doesn't require learners to have read the novel, the similarities and differences of the highlighted passages would be best understood by those who have. After identifying and discussing the differences, have learners choose their favorite book. Has this book been made into a movie? What aspects should remain true to the story's plot line?
Students investigate their own city's cultural past in New England. They
Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence, storytelling, and call to action) are used to develop an argument for or against a topic. The example they look at is the developing acid rain problem in New York's Adirondack Mountains.
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Students simulate the stock market as a class in order to research how different events, including regulation from the Federal Reserve, can impact the stock market.
Ninth graders will explore manufacturing careers. In this career lesson, 9th graders will explore career options through an interactive video-conference with an engineering professor or professional.
Eighth graders complete an Interdisciplinary Unit on the Muckrakers and the Progressive Movement. Students describe life in America and how Progressive Reformers changed it. identify specific problems and propose solutions. Students create and publish a newspaper from a historical perspective. Students analyze and interpret data to create a Cartesian graph, as well as a pie graph. Also, Students define and apply equations to solve problems in the mechanics of industry.