Lesson 5 on Aeronautical Engineering: Videos on Paper Airplane Construction (November 14 and 15)

Watch the video clips as you answer the questions in the Assignment below.  You will need to watch the video clips in order to fill in the blanks.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the basic concepts of aviation, which will be illustrated through the construction of paper airplanes in subsequent lessons; and (2) To improve listening and note taking skills  while watching the videos in class.

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Lesson 3 on Aeronautical Engineering: HISTORY, continued (November 7 and 8)

Please read the ALL of the background information below, before beginning this Assignment. Then begin the Assignment contained in the Blue box. Read all of the instructions first, before proceeding.

Work on the assignment INDIVIDUALLY (do not collaborate with other students). There is a collaborative element in our study of Aeronautical Engineering, but NOT this assignment.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the history of aviation and aeronautical/aerospace engineering from the first airplane to the present day; (2) To practice note taking (3) To improve research skills–seeking appropriate sources for citation; (4) To improve verbal presentation skills, in order to clearly express ideas.

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Lesson 2 on Aeronautical Engineering: HISTORY (November 2 and 5)

Please read the ALL of the background information below, before beginning this Assignment. Then begin the Assignment contained in the Blue box. Read all of the instructions first, before proceeding.

Work on the assignment INDIVIDUALLY (do not collaborate with other students). There is a collaborative element later in our study of Aeronautical Engineering, but NOT today.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the history of aviation and aeronautical engineering; (2) To practice note taking (3) To improve research skills–seeking appropriate sources for citation; (4) To improve verbal presentation skills, in order to clearly express ideas.

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Lesson 1 on Aeronautical Engineering: INTRODUCTION (October 31 – November 1)

Please read the background information, and then proceed with the  the numbered  questions contained below.

Feel free to collaborate with up to two other students.  However, each student should submit an individual handwritten (NOT typed) paper.  That is, do not submit multiple names on the same page(s).

Cite all sources in brackets, [  ], after your responses.  If you use the sources listed below under “Suggested Reading,” feel free to use the  CAPITAL letter which precedes that source.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the topic of aeronautical engineering;. (2) To practice collaborative learning;1  (3) To improve research skills–seeking appropriate sources for citation; (4) To improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas. Neatness counts.

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  1. Collaborative learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product. According to Gerlach, “Collaborative learning is based on the idea that learning is a naturally social act in which the participants talk among themselves (Gerlach, 1994). It is through the talk that learning occurs.” Source: Collaborative Learning website, http://archive.wceruw.org/cl1/cl/moreinfo/MI2A.htm

Lesson 6 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges, Video (October 25-26)

Objectives: (1) To learn more about the basics of bridge design and construction. (2) To practice collaborative learning.1  (3) To improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas. Neatness counts.

Please read all of the instructions before you begin.

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  1.   Collaborative learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product. According to Gerlach, “Collaborative learning is based on the idea that learning is a naturally social act in which the participants talk among themselves (Gerlach, 1994). It is through the talk that learning occurs.” Source:  Collaborative Learning website, http://archive.wceruw.org/cl1/cl/moreinfo/MI2A.htm

Lesson 4 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges, continued (October 18-22)

Objectives:  (1) To gain a working knowledge of a more specialized type of modern bridge designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas.  Neatness counts.

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Lesson 3 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges (October 16-17)

Objectives(1) To gain a working knowledge of some of the primary types of modern bridges designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas.  Neatness counts.

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