ERIC Number: ED339364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Technology Education Practical Activities for Elementary School Teachers.
Pedras, Melvin J.; Braukmann, Jim
This report contains four learning modules designed to support a range of objectives that include increasing technological literacy, and improving written and verbal communication skills, psychomotor skills, computational skills, geometry, analysis, problem solving, and other critical thinking skills. The activities described in each module support topics in the physical sciences and may be tied to topics in the social sciences as well. Each of the four modules provides lesson plans for a different activity: (1) manufacturing a toy wooden van; (2) designing and constructing a robot; (3) constructing an electrical telegraph communications system; and (4) manufacturing a hot air balloon. Designed for use by elementary school teachers, the lesson plans contain lists of concepts supported in the module, materials lists, tools needed, and instructions for completing the activities. It is noted that these lessons may be modified for higher or lower skill levels, or may serve as a framework for different activities. (34 figures) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Partnerships in Education (Lewiston, ID, October 3-4, 1991). For a related paper, see IR 015 328.