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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.
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. They make paper, research mass production of paper, and complete all pre and post-assessments.
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. Students reflect on what they've learned.
In this electrical worksheet, students answer a series of 7 open-ended questions. Students explain the use of terms used in circuit board layout and manufacturing in order to answer the questions. This worksheet is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
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.
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. There are discussion questions, background information, a printable interview guide, and innovative extension ideas included.
Fourth graders explore commercial manufacturing in Ohio using the state's natural resources and investigate products that allow Ohio to participate in domestic and international trade. To enhance the lesson, 4th graders try custom paper manufacturing and apply the process of trouble-shooting to solve problems in the manufacturing process.
Ninth graders explore career options in the manufacturing industry. This lesson's strength lies in its connections between the world of school and the world of work. Students explore these career options through an interactive video-conference with an engineering professor or professional who answers student-generated questions.
In this manufacturing worksheet, students match words from a word bank to one of two pictures showing work environments, categorize jobs under the categories of primary, secondary, and tertiary, then write short descriptions about the various steps in the process of manufacturing potato chips.