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Grubbs, Michael E.; Deck, Anita – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Water turbines have long been used to make work easier for humans while minimizing energy consumption. They are not only used in small- and large-scale operations, but also provide a great context for Integrative STEM education. Students can begin to understand the technological processes available by designing, building, and testing different…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Energy Education, Power Technology, Scientific Concepts
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Mentzer, Nathan; Farrington, Shawn; Tennenhouse, Jason – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Innovation has been an important aspect of economic and scientific success in the United States for decades. Hobday, Coffey, Saalfeld, and Colwell (2011) suggested that, in order to produce innovative ideas, one must have a design-thinking mentality. This article provides the readers with an example of brainstorming techniques that have been…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Brainstorming, Industry, Technology
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Ward, Brandt – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
In an environment of rapid and unpredictable change determined and directed by technologies that are constantly changing, the assumption that being technologically literate is the key to being a sustained, contributing life-long learner is well founded. However, technological literacy is seldom referred to or considered in academic arguments as a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Technological Literacy, Models, Definitions
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Roadways are literally soaked with petrochemical byproducts, oils, gasoline, and other volatile substances that eventually run off into sewers and end up in rivers, waterways, and other undesirable places. Can the roads be cleaned of these wastes, with their proper disposal? Can vehicles, robots, or other devices be designed that could be driven…
Descriptors: Sanitation, Wastes, Fuels, Motor Vehicles
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Bianco, Andrew S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
All technology educators have favorite lessons and projects that they most desire to teach. Many teachers might ask why teach robotics when there are many other concepts to cover with the students? The answer to this question is to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (commonly referred to as STEM) concepts. In order for…
Descriptors: Robotics, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Technology Education
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Martin, Robert L.; Bowden, Nicholas S.; Merrill, Chris – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
In the past five years, there has been tremendous growth in the production and use of desktop 3D printers. This growth has been driven by the increasing availability of inexpensive computing and electronics technologies. The ability to rapidly share ideas and intelligence over the Internet has also played a key role in the growth. Growth is also…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Technology Education, Printing
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Kekelis, Linda; Larkin, Molly; Gomes, Lyn – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
This article describes a reverse-engineering project where female students take a part a hair dryer--giving them an opportunity to see the many different kinds of engineering disciplines involved in making a hairdryer and that they work together. Mechanical Engineer, Lyn Gome, describes her experience leading a group of middle school girls through…
Descriptors: Role Models, Females, Engineering, Career Choice
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Strimel, Greg – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Students are seldom given an authentic experience within school that allows them the opportunity to solve real-life complex engineering design problems that have meaning to their lives and/ or the greater society. They are often confined to learning environments that are limited by the restrictions set by course content for assessment purposes and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education, Design
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Buelin-Biesecker, Jennifer – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
The average American produces around 1,600 pounds of garbage every year, and it is estimated that 50 percent of that waste is material that could be composted (Clean Air Council, 2012). Instead, most is sent to landfills and incinerators. In technology and engineering education, a great deal of time is spent in talking, teaching, and thinking…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Technology Education, Engineering Technology, Classroom Environment
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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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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Biomedical and robotic technologies are merging to present a wonderful opportunity to develop artificial limbs and prosthetic devices for humans injured on the job, in the military, or due to disease. In this challenge, students will have the opportunity to design a store or online service that specifically dedicates itself to amputees. Described…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Robotics, Biomedicine, Online Vendors
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Traffic lights are an important part of the transportation infrastructure, regulating traffic flow and maintaining safety when crossing busy streets. When they go awry or become nonfunctional, a great deal of havoc and danger can be present. During power outages, the street lights go out all over the affected area. It would be good to be able to…
Descriptors: Traffic Safety, Lighting, Transportation, Motor Vehicles
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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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Song, Ting; Becker, Kurt – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators are facing the challenge of attracting more students. The disparity between the need for engineers and the enrollment of engineering students is growing (Genalo, Bruning, & Adams, 2000), and career aspirations of high school students are inconsistent with the employment…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Design, Middle School Students
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Roberts, Amanda – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
What is the secret to success in the 21st Century? According to the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce (2008), the standard of living for the middle-class American is no longer guaranteed with only a secondary education degree and a strong work ethic. Due to increased global competition, America needs to rank in the top two…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Science Achievement
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