ERIC Number: ED099642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Mississippi Industrial Arts--Metric 500--Instructor's Manual. And: Student Material. Industrial Arts Series 10,003.
Hinrichs, Roy S., Comp.
The manual provides industrial arts instructors with information necessary to introduce and teach the metric system to their students. The instructional unit is based on a project, the building of a model automobile racer propelled by a carbon dioxide cartridge. To add interest and enthusiasm, Statewide racing competition in which students may participate is an integral part of the unit. In the instructor's section of the document, metrication is discussed in terms of its effect on teachers, abbreviations, linear measurements, the scale, and four brief exercises. The theory for the model car's propulsion is also explained in that section, and procedures for ordering supplies and equipment and defraying their cost are discussed. Rules and safety regulations for conducting the competition are outlined. Preparing stock for the racer and a conversion table concludes the section. The student section (eight pages) includes three instruction sheets: the first explains necessary terminology, the second gives instructions and specifications needed to design the models, the third is a project plan sheet containing the procedure for building the racer. (Author/AG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College.