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Tan, Verily; Nicholas, Celeste; Scribner, J. Adam; Francis, Dionne Cross – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
With the introduction of "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"), teachers have been called to find meaningful and engaging ways to teach science content while incorporating engineering practices and, to a lesser extent, computing and computational thinking. The task becomes even more complex when they also have to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Standards, Science Instruction
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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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Clausen, Courtney K.; Greenhaigh, Scott D. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
As U.S. public schools continue to diversify, it is necessary for educators to find ways to meet all students' needs in the classroom. By beginning small, with some of the teaching ideas presented within this article such as learning about and supporting your students' cultural competencies and integrating students' backgrounds and interests into…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Social Sciences
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
This article presents an interesting design challenge for students, one that will certainly let them integrate subject matter and get a sense of pride for doing something useful in their own community. The author would be willing to bet that the average town or city has some old red brick manufacturing building(s) that have seen much better days.…
Descriptors: Building Design, Buildings, Manufacturing Industry, Engineering Education
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Dorrell, Abby; Berkeihiser, Mike – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department at Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, planted a garden to provide students with an organic horticulture experience. Although the garden provided the FCS Department space to grow plants, Patton Middle School FCS teachers Betsy Ballard and Kim Hislert believed it wasn't…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Gardening, Horticulture, Learning Experience
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Clothing is influenced by many factors, trends, and social happenings. Much of what is worn today had utilitarian roots in the past. In the activitiy presented in this article, students will have the opportunity to redesign clothing for new trends, in this case, the explosion of handheld electronic devices.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Clothing, Influence of Technology, Design Crafts
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Smith, Karianne; Hughes, William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
In the fall of 2011, Park Forest Middle School (PFMS) students approached the STEM faculty with numerous questions regarding the popular television show Myth Busters, which detailed Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, and inventor, Archimedes. Two episodes featured attempts to test historical accounts that Archimedes developed a death ray…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Course Improvement Projects, Student Projects, Scientific Concepts
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Katsioloudis, Petros J. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Being able to dive and breathe underwater has been a challenge for thousands of years. In 1980, Fuji Systems of Tokyo developed a series of prototype gills for divers as a way of demonstrating just how good its membranes are. Even though gill technology has not yet reached the point where recipients can efficiently use implants to dive underwater,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Water, Aquatic Sports