ERIC Number: ED340861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Technology Lab Activities Implementation Guide.
Portland Public Schools, OR.
These materials supplement state guides for junior high or middle school technology education programs. The materials show instructors how to implement 81 hours of new technology-related activities into existing programs. Introductory materials include a rationale, philosophy, and goals for technology education. Areas of instruction are as follows: (1) transportation; (2) communication; (3) manufacturing; (4) power and energy; (5) construction; and (6) miscellaneous. Each activity may contain the following: a description of the activity; a list of equipment and supplies needed; instructor information; construction procedures; testing and evaluation sections; follow-up activities; goals and objectives; diagrams; and resource information. The transportation unit contains instructions concerning the following activities: carbon dioxide powered race cars; rubber band vehicle; balloon powered vehicle; marshmallow thrower; and boat hull design and testing. Communication activities deal with the following CADDRAW software: operation board; evolution board; safety news article; electronic publishing; and product advertising. Section 3 describes the following manufacturing activities: workhardening; computer-aided manufacturing; corrosion and oxidation of steel; and The Bookmark Factory. Power and energy activities focus on the following: solar collector; electrical conductivity of wood; soft soldering; heat conductivity of steel; and dielectric testing. Section 5 explores load-bearing structures and wood strength. Section 6 contains a job application activity. An annotated bibliography lists 22 technology education curriculum materials and 25 activities. (NLA)
Descriptors: Advertising, Communications, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Computer Software, Construction (Process), Electricity, Electronic Publishing, Industrial Arts, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Job Application, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Manufacturing, Metal Industry, Middle Schools, Oxidation, Power Technology, Solar Energy, Technological Advancement, Transportation, Woodworking
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon