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Tomlinson, Joel; Johnson, Etahe; Chesser, Cole; Moore, Jonathan – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
The automated water filtration design challenge integrates computer programming and basic electronics concepts through the SIMILAR systems engineering design process. The SIMILAR systems design process is to state the problem, investigate alternatives, model the system, integrate the system, launch the system, assess performance, and reevaluate…
Descriptors: Automation, Water, Water Quality, Design
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Hughes, Andrew J.; Merrill, Chris – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
The focus of this article is to serve as an introduction to engineering principles in beam design using a lab activity. The concepts and skills learned in this article will lead students into concrete beam and form design and fabrication as well as the ability to precisely predict the amount of weight a concrete beam will hold during testing. An…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Construction (Process), Manufacturing, Design
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Hughes, Andrew J.; Merrill, Chris – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
Design is often accepted as a fundamental aspect of engineering (Dym, et al., 2005). The design process is frequently portrayed as a set of steps. However, the design process is more complex than just a set of steps in a relatively fixed process. The complex nature of design, design thinking, questioning, and decision making is exactly what…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, STEM Education, Design, Manufacturing
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Jackson, Andrew; Mentzer, Nathan; Kramer-Bottiglio, Rebecca – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
In the field of technology and engineering education, educators are limited by their inability to predict what is coming; as the saying goes, they are preparing their students for jobs that do not even exist yet. Two adaptive approaches can help prepare students for this uncertainty: (1) teaching broad skills that can be applied in new situations;…
Descriptors: Robotics, 21st Century Skills, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Waldrop, Angela; Corey, Caitlyn; Halfacre, Matthew; Hummell, Laura; Krantz, Dale; Gurganus, Jamie; Strimel, Greg J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
This article showcases a lesson that employs a culturally situated design context to intentionally teach students about the engineering concepts involved in material selection and the application of dynamics. Students use their classroom time to work in groups addressing the issue of how to design athletic helmets to account for cultural attire,…
Descriptors: Design, Safety Equipment, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Gill, Melvin; Koperski, Kevin; Love, Tyler S.; Roy, Ken R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
At the start of each academic year, it is critical that school systems have developed a plan regarding how safety is to be enforced within their Technology and Engineering (T&E) education departments. This plan should focus on a uniform way to approach safety across all T&E courses and help reduce the liability of the school district,…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Safety, Planning
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Welling, Jonathan; Wright, Geoffrey A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
The paper rocket activity described in this article effectively teaches the engineering design process (EDP) by engaging students in a problem-based learning activity that encourages iterative design. For example, the first rockets the students build typically only fly between 30 and 100 feet. As students test and evaluate their rocket designs,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Design
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Bosman, Lisa B.; O'Brien, Steve; Shanta, Susheela; Strimel, Greg J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
The purpose of this article is to provide educators with resources to help students establish a deeper understanding of the application and role of statistical analysis within the design and innovation process. Quantitative analyses are often taught and applied through design activities, especially during testing or experimenting phases of design.…
Descriptors: Design, Engineering Education, Statistical Analysis, Statistics
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Mentzer, Nathan; Reed, Philip A.; Alnouri, Meshari; Barbarji, Mohammad – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In 2010, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) founded the Sabah Al Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC). The Center supports Kuwait's Strategic Development Plan and the country's commitment to nurture gifted and talented youth. The Center also supports the work of talented adult inventors and entrepreneurs by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Creativity, Educational Innovation
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Bartholomew, Scott R.; Zhang, Liwei; Weitlauf, John – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Computational thinking, programming, coding, and analytical thinking are high-demand skills in today's educational and occupational arenas (Wing, 2006 & 2014). In addition to these skills, students need the ability to think creatively, work collaboratively, and develop design solutions to complex problems to succeed in school and a…
Descriptors: Engineering, Design, Coding, Thinking Skills
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Walls, William H.; Strimel, Greg J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Administration and funding can cause Engineering/Technology Education (ETE) programs to thrive or die. To administrators, the production/prototyping equipment and laboratory setting are often viewed as the features that set ETE apart from other school subjects. A lab is a unique gift as well as a responsibility. If an administrator can see that…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Engineering Education, Technology Education, Laboratories
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Yoshikawa, Emily; Bartholomew, Scott R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
While the physical exercise of playing golf and the sheer enjoyment of the sport are both positive benefits, there are subtler opportunities for golf to be used in conjunction with other ideas for learning in K-12 education; the mechanics and details behind the sport, as well as the variety of clubs, courses, and swings are all potential…
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Love, Tyler S.; Ryan, Larry – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Crab cakes and football, that's what Maryland does!" (Abrams, Levy, Panay, & Dobkin, 2005). Although the Old Line State is notorious for harvesting delectable blue crabs, the movie "Wedding Crashers" failed to highlight something else Maryland does well: engineering design competitions. This article discusses how a multistate…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, STEM Education, Technology Education
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Loveland, Thomas R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Recent papers on career and college readiness have emphasized preparation of secondary students for either future college and/or career choices (Robles, 2012, Rateau, Kaufman & Cletzer, 2015). While technologies used in business change rapidly and make the teaching of job-specific skills somewhat impractical, the foundational skills needed for…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Personality Traits, Work Ethic
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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
Sensors of all kinds play significant roles in the way that we use and interact with technological devices today. Smartphones, household appliances, automobiles, and other products that we use every day incorporate many different kinds of sensors. While the sensors are hidden from view in the products, appliances, and tools that we use, they…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Robotics, Electronic Equipment
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