ERIC Number: ED381388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
RoboResource Technology Learning Activities.
Keck, Tom, Comp.; Frye, Ellen, Ed.
Preparing students to be successful in a rapidly changing world means showing them how to use the tools of technology and how to integrate those tools into all areas of learning. This booklet is divided into three sections: Design Activities, Experiments, and Resources. The design activities ask students to collaborate on design projects. In these cooperative learning activities, students brainstorm and discuss ideas before they design and construct. The activity titles and grade levels are: Billy Goat Launchers (K-6), What the World Needs Now--Contraptions (6-12), The M & M Cookie Company (K-6), The Toy Factory (6-12), This Way In: Designing an Entrance (6-12), UPS: The Ultimate Private Space (5-12), Ergonomics: Designing Products for People to Use (6-12), Reach Out With Robotic Arms (6-12), What's Inside: Container Design (6-12), Wind-and-Water Transportation (6-12), Getting From Here to There by Monorail (7-12), and The Auto Company (7-12). The Experiments section contains cooperative learning activities that call for research and discussion in preparation for the construction phases. The titles and grade levels are: Old MacDonald Had a Laser (K-6), Space Station: Recycled Waste (3-6), Space Station: Solar Collectors (1-6), Earth Station: Solar Collectors (7-12), Air Cushioned Vehicle: Hovercraft (9-12), Magnetic Levitation Transport (MAGLEV) (6-12), and Commercials (3-12). The final section is a resource list for equipment and information. (MKR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Design, Designers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Science Education, Technology Education
International Technology Education Association, 1914 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1502.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.