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Michael, Kurt Y. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The "Titanic" caught the attention and imagination of the public when, in 1985, the sunken ship was discovered 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland (PBS, 2012). Since that time, scientists have conducted numerous expeditions using high-resolution SONAR working in tandem with remote-operated vehicles (ROV) to collect information used…
Descriptors: Navigation, Cartography, Computer Simulation, Knowledge Representation
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Wilson, Daniel G.; Brown, Joshua; Burke, Adam A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
The changing landscape of digital media and software development has immense impact on society, not only through consumer use of the products, but also in the way these technologies are developed. Modern software and media-development companies are using collaborative methods to develop innovative and useful products. Technology and engineering…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Cooperative Learning, Media Literacy
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Mitts, Charles R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
This design/problem-solving activity challenges students to design a replacement bridge for one that has been designated as either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The Aycock MS Technology/STEM Magnet Program Virtual Bridge Design Challenge is an authentic introduction to the engineering design process. It is a socially relevant…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Facility Planning, Design, Engineering Education
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
This article invites teachers to let their students' imaginations soar as they become part of a team that will design a whole new kind of living technological museum, a facility that celebrates the world of infrastructure. In this activity, a new two-story building will be built, occupying a vacant corner parcel of land, approximately 150…
Descriptors: Museums, Imagination, Building Design, Structural Elements (Construction)
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
This article encourages students to think multidimensionally and in a multidisciplinary fashion with this challenge, and choose a team that can support this kind of thinking. Presented is a challenge in which a major home improvement company makes tools and accessories for use by experienced and new homeowners. This company would like to provide…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creative Activities, Creativity, Teamwork
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Reed, Philip A. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Learning about intellectual property can help students understand the process it takes to bring ideas to fruition. It is very important for technology and engineering students to learn early that technology is not just concrete processes and physical artifacts. Creativity is closely linked to technology and is vital in helping us address perceived…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Engineering Education, Design, Intellectual Property
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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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Love, Tyler S.; Strimel, Greg – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Exposing students to the application of math and science through a design-based activity can make them more technologically literate and teach integration between the STEM disciplines at an early age. This article discusses an activity that originated as a portion of a green residential house project conducted by the authors with their high school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Science Activities, STEM Education
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
The world of man-made design is all around, in everyday objects and appliances people use without a second thought. In this exercise, students have an opportunity to challenge the common refrigerator's design--and improve it. This approach can be used with many other appliances.
Descriptors: Equipment, Design, Scoring Rubrics, Higher Education
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Loveland, Thomas – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
In modern CAD and CAM manufacturing companies, engineers design parts for machines and consumable goods. Many of these parts are cut on CNC machines. Whether using a CNC lathe, milling machine, or router, the ideas and designs of engineers must be translated into a machine-readable form called G & M Code that can be used to cut parts to precise…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, National Standards, Manufacturing, Skilled Workers
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2012
Students love nothing better than personalizing their space--desk, bedroom, or even their cars. This article describes a classroom challenge that gives students a chance to let their spirits soar with the invention of a new form of wall treatment. A trip to a big box store might prove to be most helpful for students to visualize their new product…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interior Design, Interior Space, Design Requirements
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
As sensors and computers become smaller and smaller, it becomes possible to add intelligence or smartness to common items. This is already seen in smart appliances, cars that diagnose their own maintenance problems, and military hardware that is something straight out of a science fiction book. In this article, the author looks at a design…
Descriptors: Clothing, Safety, Occupational Safety and Health, Hazardous Materials
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Rust, Terrie – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Informal education (IE) refers to activities that occur outside the school setting, and that were not primarily developed for school use or as part of a school curriculum. Informal education is an important component of the teaching of technology and engineering education, adding relevance to student experiences. The practice of informal education…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Informal Education, Engineering, Educational Experience
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Kelley, Todd R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
As technology education continues to consider a move toward an engineering design focus as proposed by various leaders in technology education, it will be necessary to employ new pedagogical approaches. Hill (2006) provided some new perspectives regarding pedagogical approaches for technology education with an engineering design focus. One…
Descriptors: Engineering, Technology Education, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education
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