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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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Voss, Sarah; Klinker, Hannah; Kruse, Jerrid – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2020
It is becoming increasingly important for students to go beyond engaging in design by reflecting upon the nature of engineering (NOE) and wrestling with questions such as, "What do engineers do?" and "What is engineering?" This article describes an activity in which middle school students are asked to create a product to help a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Middle School Students, Learning Activities, Design
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Blue, Carl; Clark, Aaron; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly, Daniel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
The changing demographics of U.S. society have prompted a focus on multiculturalism in today's classrooms. Educators and students are expected to be aware of the individual differences and characteristics that exist and use these attributes to everyone's advantage. This awareness begins with developing a broad understanding of the diverse…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Self Concept, Ethnicity
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Bartholomew, Scott – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a buzzword in America (Ames, 2013; Woodruff, 2013). With recent pushes from the federal government (Obama, 2013) the educational landscape is changing, with an increased emphasis on STEM (Noddings, 2013; Obama, 2013). However, a clear definition of who teaches each aspect of STEM does not exist…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Qualifications, Science Education History, Academic Standards
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Love, Tyler S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Before giving students permission to construct and test their designs, students must understand how to use hazardous tools, machines, and chemicals in a safe manner. Students often complain that they have already seen the safety videos and passed the same safety tests in prerequisite Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Ed) courses. Although they…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, STEM Education, Safety Education
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Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
This is the third of a series of reports discussing the Doing-Based Learning study. The first report (Round 1) introduced the study, defined "doing" in the context of this study, described why students "doing" in the classroom is important, why there is a need for this study, and also provided some selected findings from the…
Descriptors: Response Rates (Questionnaires), Elementary Secondary Education, Class Activities, Research Needs
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Katsio-Loudis, Petros; Jones, Millie – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
Many articles have been published on the use of 3D printing technology. From prefabricated homes and outdoor structures to human organs, 3D printing technology has found a niche in many fields, but especially education. With the introduction of AutoCAD technical drawing programs and now 3D printing, learners can use 3D printed models to develop…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Computer Software, Computer Peripherals, Spatial Ability
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Shealer, Ron; Shealer, Michelle – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
This article describes a cooperative project between eighth graders and first graders called "Going Green in the Neighborhood." The project entailed the first grade students sketching home designs on paper to make a model community, and the eighth grade students taking those drawings and making them into 3D computer models and then…
Descriptors: Design, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Grade 1
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Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
The research in this "Learning by Doing" study focuses on a special type of doing that applies to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. In the early stages of humankind, the act of doing was essential for survival and drove the evolution of technology. As was true in ancient times, knowledge and the ability…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Experiential Learning, Standardized Tests, Learning Experience
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Moye, Johnny J.; Dugger, William E., Jr.; Starkweather, Kendall N. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
This is the second in a series of articles discussing the "Doing-Based Learning" study. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which U.S. public school elementary and secondary education science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students are doing activities in their classrooms. The first article (Moye,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Hands on Science, Educational Practices, STEM Education
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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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Childress, Vincent W. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
Few people truly recognize the influence of modern transportation on society. In the United States, that includes the influence of highways that allow the citizenry to travel freely, the strength of the economy, and the country's national security. In all cases, the geography of the United States influenced the evolution of transportation and…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Transportation, Role, National Security
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