Manufacturing and Product Development Teacher Resources
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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
Classroom Paper Recycling
After reading about the history and recycling of paper, creative crafters collaborate to think of a new process for making recycled paper. A complete teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. There is no written procedure for the students in making the paper; it is an exercise in design and critical thinking.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 150 Views 157 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Manufacturing: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Shielding Gas Mix
Middle schoolers apply math to the real-world skill of choosing the correct shielding gas mixture for welding. Even if you do not have shielding gas cylinders on hand for demonstrating, the concepts of converting percentages into decimals are still easily taught.
6th - 12th Math 15 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 plan; 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 23 Views 59 Downloads
Students compare paper making by hand and by assembly line. In this manufacturing instructional activity, 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
New Review Primary Source Worksheet: “Report on Manufacturers,” Annals of Congress
Invite your learners to take a look at life during the term of United States president George Washington through analysis of an interesting primary source. The document summarizes American manufacturing capacities, as detailed by the Secretary of the Treasury in Washington's cabinet.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Students examine how infrared works with everyday items. In this investigative lesson, students examine how we use infrared in household items. They will conduct an experiment to create an infrared remote that works around corners as their final activity.
2nd - 10th Science 14 Views 16 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 10 Views 31 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 15 Views 45 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
Currency Effect on Trade
Delve deeper into currency exchange theory using Sal's hypothetical global trade scenario involving the Chinese Yuan and the US dollar. He references goods manufactured and sold in the countries using supply and demand principles, explaining how a currency could appreciate and depreciate.
14 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Popcorn Package
Students work in teams to develop, design, package and market a popcorn snack product. They research popcorn products and the target market, design logos and graphics for packaging and develop a marketing plan to present to the class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 82 Downloads