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Katsioloudis, Petros J.; Watson, Ginger – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
There is concern about the diminishing availability of skilled personnel that can operate in the wide variety of disciplines associated with port operations. Increasing cargo volume, combined with a shrinking workforce, could potentially create alarming situations in the future, hence the motivation to publicize to current students the breadth and…
Descriptors: Careers, Visualization, Problem Solving, Employment Opportunities
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Feinberg, Lauren – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
This article describes the "Kick Stick" activity from Design Squad Nation, in which kids turn a wooden paint stirrer and circuit into a motorized, spinning arm--then use it to kick a Ping-Pong[R] ball across the floor. Teachers can enrich their students' exploration of circuits and emphasize the engineering design process with "Design Squad…
Descriptors: Engineering, Design, Equipment, Energy
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Artists have used a variety of materials over the years for sculpting. They have been quick to use unusual pieces of technology to make a vibrant and unique statement, just as painters have created and used a wide variety of colors and derived pigments for their canvases. In this article, the author discusses a design challenge that gives students…
Descriptors: Technology, Sculpture, Artists, Art Products
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Street intersections are a source of accidents--for both automobiles and pedestrians. This article presents an intersection challenge that allows students to explore some possible ways to change the traditional intersection. In this challenge, teachers open up the boundaries and allow students to redesign their world. The first step is to help…
Descriptors: Accidents, Pedestrian Traffic, Traffic Safety, Motor Vehicles
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
This article describes a challenge wherein students will be asked to design a portable first aid kit that is normally carried in a recreational vehicle (RV), but can also be hand-carried or backpacked off road for distances of approximately 1-2 miles. This can be a very practical challenge for the students because it touches everyone. Everybody…
Descriptors: First Aid, Technology Education, Trauma, Injuries
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Derby, Melanie; DeCesare, Carl – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
An understanding of energy is critical to today's students, as energy-related spending in the United States tops 500 billion dollars per year (U.S. Department of Energy, 2010). Often, students do not consider where something as common as electricity comes from in order to charge an MP3 player or power a microwave. Students can realize real-world…
Descriptors: Energy, High School Students, Educational Games, Teaching Methods
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Gathing, Ahmed L. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2011
Exemplary and fun technology education classes in high schools are always welcome. The author introduces bridge building to his ninth graders and other students who comprise the Introduction to Engineering and Technology course within the first two months of the fall semester. In Georgia, Introduction to Engineering and Technology is the first of…
Descriptors: Engineering, Grade 9, Mathematics Skills, Trigonometry
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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
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Skyscrapers sure do have a lot of windows, and these windows are cleaned and checked regularly. All this takes time, money, and puts workers at potential risk. Might there be a better way to do it? In this article, the author discusses a window-washing challenge and describes how students can tackle this task, pick up the challenge, and creatively…
Descriptors: Structural Elements (Construction), Problem Solving, Activities, Brainstorming
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Feinberg, Lauren – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Build a table that's sturdy enough to hold a heavy weight! The catch? Students can only use eight sheets of newspaper, one piece of cardboard, and masking tape. This article describes "Paper Table," a hands-on activity from "Design Squad," in which kids investigate structures while following the steps of the engineering design process. Teachers…
Descriptors: Engineering, Multimedia Materials, Activities, Paper (Material)
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Busby, Joe R.; Altork, Linh Nguyen – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
With the decreasing availability of oil and the perpetual dependence on foreign-controlled resources, many people around the world are beginning to insist on alternative fuel sources. Hydrogen fuel cell technology is one answer to this demand. Although modern fuel cell technology has existed for over a century, the technology is only now becoming…
Descriptors: Fuels, Power Technology, Energy, Literacy
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Phelps, Elizabeth; Ernst, Jeremy V. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
Technology education has the ability to key on major issues that are impacting the world today. Thus, it can change student learning into an experience that can be applied rather than one read about in books. This article aims to provide content and reasoning for the utilization of current economic, political, and societal issues to explore…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Academic Achievement, Energy
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DeLuca, V. William; Carpenter, Pam; Lari, Nasim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
For years, researchers have shown the value of using real-world data to enhance instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies. In an effort to help develop students' higher-order thinking skills in a data-rich learning environment, Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRID[subscript C]), a National Science…
Descriptors: Energy, Engineering, Mathematical Concepts, Thinking Skills
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