ERIC Number: ED480795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Building Tetrahedral Kites. Grades 6-8.
Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles
Working in teams of four, students build a tetrahedral kite following a specific set of directions and using specific provided materials. Students use basic processes of manufacturing systems-- cutting, shaping, forming, conditioning, assembling, joining, finishing, and quality control--to manufacture a complete tetrahedral kite within a given time frame. Evaluation of the project involves the efficiency of the team as well as the finished product. This activity requires a 45-90 minute time period for completion. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Critical Thinking, Design, Engineering, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Hands on Science, Manufacturing, Middle Schools, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation
Web site: www.prek-12engineering.org/activities/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.
Note: Produced by the Office for Technology and Industry Collaboration. For other activities in series, see SE 068 011-041.