ERIC Number: ED363710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Introductory Industrial Technology I. Laboratory Activities.
Towler, Alan L.; And Others
This guide contains 36 learning modules intended for use by technology teachers and students in grades 7 and 8. Each module includes a student laboratory activity and instructor's resource sheet. Each student activity includes the following: activity topic and overview, challenge statement, objectives, vocabulary/concepts reinforced, equipment/supplies, introduction and step-by-step procedure, and evaluation. Among the elements included in the instructor resource sheets are the following: activity topic, essential elements, overview, challenge statement, systems model, critical thinking skills reinforced, teaching tips, instructional strategy, equipment/supplies, evaluation key, support materials, modifications for special needs students, and illustrations. The following are among the module topics: technology as building blocks, technological assessment of new innovations, telecommunication, news production, standards, energy states, chemical energy, power transmission systems, magnetism, superconductors, infrastructures, self-sustaining habitats in alien environments, engineering materials and material properties, hazardous materials, bridge construction, devices to assist disabled persons, robots, and cleanup. Also included are guidelines for using the laboratory activity materials, instructional planning outlines and worksheets, and the common essential elements of an introductory technology course. Many of the modules are also appropriate for high school technology programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Communications, Construction (Process), Design Requirements, Disabilities, Energy Education, Environment, Grade 7, Grade 8, Learning Laboratories, Learning Modules, Power Technology, Robotics, Science and Society, Secondary Education, Standards, Technological Advancement, Technology, Technology Education
Extension Instruction and Materials Center, University of Texas, P.O. Box 7218, Austin, TX 78713-7218 (stock no. IT 117 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.
Note: For the subsequent curriculum, see CE 064 922.