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ERIC Number: EJ1014079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
An Engineering Design STEM Project: T-Shirt Launcher
Fantz, Todd D.; Grant, Melva R.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v72 n8 p14-20 May-Jun 2013
The article offers information on making technology education students interested in science and mathematics through the use of a T-shirt launcher design project. This project was designed for junior and senior level high school students who have completed or are currently taking physics and precalculus. The project involves designing an air-powered device to distribute rolled-up T-shirts to people sitting in a large venue, such as a stadium or auditorium, following science principles and mathematics concepts, as well as using educational technology. The student motivation to use science and mathematics can be generated from the excitement of an authentic engineering design project. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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