ERIC Number: ED400379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communications, Construction (Process), Design Crafts, Electronics, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Manufacturing, Models, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Student Projects, Technology Education, Transportation
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
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