Seventh graders identify terms related to computer-generated productions (e.g., desktop publishing, WYSIWYG, clip art, hypertext, multimedia, laserdisc, CD-ROM, VCR, scanners, camcorders).
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After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
What noise is coming from that box? Teams design and build a device that hears a noise from inside a box. Groups must complete the task within a time limit and use the STEM design process. Participants must be able to hear the sound well...
3rd - 8th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Skateboard Assembly - Cycle Time
Assemble a great lesson on assembly lines. In the first installment of a nine-part technology/engineering series, future entrepreneurs learn about the manufacturing process, specifically about the assembly line and cycle time. The lesson...
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering
The Growth of America's Production System
Students, assessing a variety of sources, explore the growth of inventions that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. They analyze labor practices and philosophies within the history of the United States. A timeline is set in...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Miracle Resource - From Forest to Products
Young scholars create a collage of wood products labeled by type of wood product. For this product engineering lesson, students work in groups to find pictures of solid wood products, engineered wood products, wood pulp, paper products,...
6th - 8th Science