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ERIC Number: ED400379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 136
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-911168-92-3
Technology Projects for the Classroom [and] Teacher's Guide.
Kaufman, Allan; Flowers, Jim
This book presents 20 projects for technology education students. The emphasis is on problem solving and hands-on learning through projects dealing with a wide variety of technologies/industries, including the following: robotics, information storage and retrieval, communications, transportation, electronics, manufacturing, construction, materials science, product design, and development of industrial models. The individual projects call for students to design and construct the following: cast ring, manipulator, mechanical database, firefly communicator, hot air balloon, commuter scooter, pyramid pinhole camera, geodesic dome, 5-strut connector, electronic ear, 20-second timer, coin sorter, hygrometer, mini transmitter, foot mouse, solar water skimmer, water elevator, acoustical insulator, 3-piece puzzle, and futuristic product. Each project description includes some or all of the following: background information (including real-world parallels and applications), list of recommended safety precautions, detailed construction procedure, lists of materials and tools/equipment required, and student review questions. A companion teacher's guide is also included. (MN)
Prakken Publications, 275 Metty Drive, P.O. Box 8623, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8623 (ISBN 0-911168-92-3, $14.95, school price $11.95; teacher's guide: ISBN-0-911168-93-1, $2, school price $1.60).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A