ERIC Number: EJ769579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Sparking Student Interest--Fire as Technology
Rudolph, Robert N.
Tech Directions, v64 n9 p33-35 Apr 2005
Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, added a modular technology laboratory as part of a recent innovation. The course that is taught in the lab runs throughout the year, and students spend 15 days at each of 10 modular stations. Between rotations, the author presents five-day projects that give the students a break from the computers and modules and allows themselves to address state standards not covered in the modular curriculum. One project that has produced good results deals with fire production as an aspect of technology. In this article, the author describes how he introduced a unit on fire, relating it to earlier lessons on the history of technology.
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Technology, Technology Education, Student Projects, Daily Living Skills, Educational Strategies, Student Reaction, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania