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Warm Up Exercise, December 11 & 12 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Some of the examples given for gears include devices such as mechanical alarm clocks and hand cranked drills.  Would you expect gears to be more or less important now that so many of the devices we use today are either electronic and/or computer controlled?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Lesson 2: An Engineering Introduction to Machines–ALTERNATE (December 7 & 10)

INSTRUCTIONS:

On this assignment, work individually.  Each person submits his own, individual answers.

Prepare a 14 question quiz, based on the underlying material  in Lessons 1 and 2; that is:

  • Lesson 1:  An Engineering: Introduction to Machines–Levers (December 5 & 6)
  • Lesson 2: An Engineering Introduction to Machines–Wheel and Axle (December 7 & 10)

All questions must be:

  1. Reasonable;
  2. Not too easy, and not too hard;
  3. Answered, based on the material in these two lessons.  You may include other information from your additional research; so long as it closely related to the material on these lessons, and it is easily obtainable through an online search.
  4. A question such as you would expect from an actual teacher at Western High School.

The types of questions should be

  • 4 each of True/False;
  • 4 each of fill in the blank with one or two words;
  • 4 Multiple choice; Each multiple choice at least A through D.  For one of them, the approved solution (correct answer) must be “all of the above” or  “none of the above;
  • 2 prompts for a short essay (minimum 1/2 page) that call for opinion(s) based on key information contained in the video, without doing any additional research.

PROVIDE  ANSWERS, for all but the essays, in [brackets] after each question

FOOTNOTES:

Warm Up Exercise, December 7 and 10, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 President Franklin D. Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.”  What was he talking about?  Do you agree with him?  Explain why or why not.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Lesson 1: An Engineering Introduction to Machines — SUPPLEMENT (December 6)

This SUPPLEMENTAL assignment is for ONLY for the students who have more than one engineering class with this teacher.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the basic concepts of machines, as used by engineers;  (2) to specifically learn the principles of levers; (3) to practice sketching more advanced concepts involving levers.

Continue reading “Lesson 1: An Engineering Introduction to Machines — SUPPLEMENT (December 6)”

Warm Up Exercise, December 5 and 6, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Some people say the wheel is the most important invention in history. Explain why this claim is true or false. In what way would the modern world be different if we didn’t have the wheel?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Title: Warm Up Exercise, December 3 and 4, 2018 (with supplement)

Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis was flown by Charles Lindbergh on May 20 – 21, 1927, on the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight (drawing from US Air Force)

SHORT ESSAY:1   List, in order, the five most important things you learned about aeronautical engineering during our series on this topic. For each of the five items, explain why it is important  (note: this is your opinion, so there is no right or wrong answer, so long as your answer is logical and well-reasoned).

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view