Manufacturing and Product Development Teacher Resources
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Manufacturing Technologies: Making a Picture Frame
Students use cereal boxes, paint, buttons and glue to design and make a frame for a photograph. They consider the different processes involved in making the frame and discuss how their observations apply to manufacturing systems that are used to produce factory-made goods.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 12 Downloads
Exploring Manufacturing - Grade Four Interdisciplinary Lesson
Fourth graders study Ohio's natural resources and commercial manufacturing. In this commercial manufacturing lesson, 4th graders examine the natural resources of Ohio, and determine how they let the state participate in domestic and international trade.
4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 28 Downloads
Introduction to Manufacturing
Sixth graders create a simple product on an assembly line. In this manufacturing lesson, 6th graders define mass production and how it changed life. Students take part in an activity to understand the roles involved in successfully manufacturing a product.
6th Social Studies & History 13 Views 43 Downloads
How Products are Manufactured?
Sixth graders comprehend the difference between mass production and custom manufacturing. They have a basic understanding on how items go from a raw material to a manufactured finished product. Students have an understanding of the business side of manufacturing.
6th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Question of Balance
It's a neat idea, but the task of designing a system for filling jars with consistent specific amounts of a product may be a little out of reach, especially for younger pupils. Intended as an engineering design lesson, this may be better used in a measurement unit.
6th - 12th Math 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Computer chips manufacturing. Mazimizing the number of die per silicon wafer.
Students explore the manufacture of silicon wafers. In this Algebra I/Algebra II/Geometry lesson, students simulate the process of building square semiconductor die on a circular silicon wafer. Students investigate the relationship between the radius of the circle and the number of usable square die.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
Excerpt from Edward Bain's The History of Cotton Manufacture in Great Britain (1835)
Great Britain was where the industrial revolution began. The class reads an excerpt from a document written in 1835 describing cotton manufacture in Great Britain. They then answer two critical analysis questions.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 12 Views 25 Downloads
Manufacture of Ground Beef
Tenth graders examine how ground beef is processed. In this process and manufacturing lesson, 10th graders recognize control points during beef processing. They will identify the proper temperature during ground beef processing and safe handling procedures.
10th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Tis the Season
What happens to seasonal manufacturing in the off-season? Scholars examine this peak production phenomenon and interview local businesspeople to learn more about the effects. Watch the five-minute video to introduce the lesson; it is a case study on a Peeps factory and exemplifies the concepts in a clear and concise way.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The DIY: A Hands-On Look at the New Industrial Revolution
Upper graders explore the new industrial revolution and how the tech boom in recent years is similar and different to the Industrial Revolution of the past. They watch a video, explore web sites, and discuss what they see. They work together to manufacture their own product using technological tools.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 52 Downloads
Students compare paper making by hand and by assembly line. In this manufacturing lesson, students compare and contrast the two main ways to make paper, by hand or by machine. Students research paper making and have a class discussion about which method is more effective and why.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
The World in Your Closet
Learners examine international trade and the U.S. economy. They complete a survey of ten items made abroad from their own closet, complete a handout, and develop a composite map of countries that manufactured clothing of students in the class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Find Your Way Through Trade: When sugar was just a stick
Students observe the difference between raw materials and manufactured goods by a demonstration by the teacher. In this raw materials lesson, students see items such as sugar and observe products that were made to be sugar substitutes.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Reliability of the DMD Chip
Students visit a semiconductor manufacturing facility in order to apply their statistical data knowledge to a real life situation.For this statistics lesson, students research the quality control and production process of DMD chips. Each team will submit a final report that includes the background information about the semiconductor industry via a PowerPoint or posters and an oral presentation.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads