ERIC Number: ED356958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Basics of Control: The Mechanical, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Transfer of Power and Motion. Project Description, Teacher's Manual, and Student Manual.
In 1990, the New Jersey Department of Education awarded the Randolph Township Board of Education a grant to evaluate the effectiveness of an existing technology learning activity called the "Magic Box", as part of the Teacher Developed Technology Education for the Nineties grant project. This document is comprised of three publications: a project description, a teacher's manual and a student manual. The project description describes the history and development of the program, research in support of the project activity, and the results of a professional program evaluation. Both manuals describe the project activity, which was designed to illustrate mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic transfer of control and addressed the following project objectives: (1) developing technological design and problem solving; (2) reinforcing basic concepts in science, mathematics, language arts, and other subjects; (3) developing basic skills in the proper use of tools, machines, materials, and processes; (4) solving problems involving the tools, machines, processes, products, and services of industry and technology; (5) developing fundamental concepts of how people create and control their environment; (6) developing a team approach to learning; and (7) identifying jobs and related education for technology related careers. The teacher's manual includes introductory activities for students; primary concepts and background information; lists of supplies, tools, and equipment needed; sample design briefs, principles of design, and specifications and limitations; and examples and illustrations. The student manual includes background information; a flowchart illustrating the problem; and sample design briefs and specifications and limitations. In addition, the teacher and student manuals both provide a project evaluation sheet, a list of related terms, suggestions for further research, and a page of drawings that illustrates each of the following: levers, lifting pulleys, revolving pulleys and sprockets, gears, and cams. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Design Requirements, High Schools, Hydraulics, Learning Activities, Mechanics (Physics), Mechanics (Process), Motion, Physics, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Projects, Secondary School Science, Technology, Vocational Education
George Collict, Randolph High School, Morris Count, New Jersey. (postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Randolph Township Schools, NJ.