ERIC Number: ED337684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Development. Laboratory Activities.
Gallaway, Ann, Ed.
Research and Development is a laboratory-oriented course that includes the appropriate common essential elements for industrial technology education plus concepts and skills related to research and development. This guide provides teachers of the course with learning activities for secondary students. Introductory materials include an instructional planning outline and worksheet, an outline of essential elements, a list of domains and information on creativity and problem solving, student projects, and research notebooks. The guide contains 34 modules on the following topics: documentary project; journal/sketchbook; research funding foundation; field notebook; basic principles of research; problem-solving module; brainstorming; imitation, adaptation, and innovation; writing a technical paper; technical research report writing; designing technical data posters; problem identification; analyzing specifications; developing a solution; pilot-testing the solution; analyzing the results; time line; computing personalized development times; designing an airport plan with facilities; making a standard color negative; studio photography; video production; newsletter; aerodynamics of flight; sketching a glider design; drawing glider plans; building a glider prototype and analyzing the design; implementing the final design; model wind tunnel; solar-assisted vehicle; engineering a model building; truss design and testing; designing and fabricating an aluminum can crusher; and estimating structural materials. Each module includes an instructor's resource sheet and the student laboratory activity. Each instructor's resource sheet may include the following elements: module number; activity topic; estimated time; essential elements; objectives; activity summary; teaching tips; instructional strategy; equipment/supplies; evaluation key; and support materials. Each student activity may include the following elements: module number; activity topic; activity overview; objectives; vocabulary/concepts reinforced; equipment/supplies; introduction; procedure; evaluation; and support materials. (NLA)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Airports, Brainstorming, Building Design, Construction Materials, Engineering Technology, Financial Support, Industrial Education, Instructional Materials, Journal Writing, Multimedia Instruction, Newsletters, Photography, Problem Solving, Production Techniques, Recycling, Research and Development, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Research Reports, Roofing, Secondary Education, Solar Energy, Teaching Guides, Technical Writing, Time Management, Videotape Recordings, Writing Skills
Extension and Instructional Materials Center, University of Texas, P.O. Box 7218, Austin, TX 78713-7218 (order no. IT 101 I).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Instruction and Materials Center.