ERIC Number: ED355366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
PHYS-MA-TECH. An Integrated Partnership.
Scarborough, Jule Dee
This document contains 45 integrated physics, mathematics, and technology curriculum modules developed by teachers at 5 Illinois schools. An introduction discusses the collaborative project, in which teams of one mathematics, physics, and technology teacher from each school developed innovative instructional delivery models that enabled the three teachers to teach the integrated content together and develop curriculum modules (activities). The five integrated instructional models are described, and evaluation findings are reported. Activities are presented by high school. Components of each activity are as follows: technological framework; purpose; Illinois learner outcomes; concepts; prerequisites; materials, equipment, apparatus; time frame; teaching strategies; teaching methodology; further fields of investigation; procedure; anticipated problems; evaluation; follow-up activities; references, resources, vendors; and figures, postlab questions, and mathematics worksheets. Topics include the following: laser burglar alarm; capacitance; relative humidity sensors; variable resistor; industrial safety; fiber optics; development of a solar-powered transporter; Hall Effect; reflection holography; photosensitive devices; curved mirrors; sensors in an automated industrial system; separation systems aspirator/screens; metered mixture with augers; grain moisture tester; nozzles and spraying; plow/force; soil compaction; belt sander; variable resistance; exercise machines; generator; laser survey; power tools; ultrasound; computer operated lathe; automated assembly line with scrobot; addition of velocity vectors; measuring buoyancy with force transducer; torque wrench lab; computer interfaced thermocouple; fiber optics multiplexing system; inertia welder; electromagnetic door control; smoke alarm; programmable home thermostat; xerography; bar coding; cryogenetics; centrifuge; commercial ice machines; and AM/FM signals. (YLB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Modules, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Physics, Science Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Technology, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Dept. of Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois