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Lesson 5A: An Engineering Introduction to Machines–ALTERNATE, Inclined Plane (January 9, 2018)

This SUPPLEMENTAL assignment is for ONLY 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 build on basic principles previously learned about the inclined plane.

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Lesson 4A: An Engineering Introduction to Machines–ALTERNATE, Inclined Plane (December 14)

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 most basic principles of the inclined plane; (3) to practice concisely articulating a complex concept.

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Lesson 3: An Engineering Introduction to Machines–Gears ALTERNATE (December 12)

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; and (2) to specifically learn the most basic principles of how the movement of gears is regulated in a mechanical pendulum clock.

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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:

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.

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Lesson 7 on Aeronautical Engineering: Paper Airplane Design — SUPPLEMENT (November 28)

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

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the basic concepts of aviation, which will be illustrated through the construction of paper airplanes–This Alternate Lesson provides alternatives for deeper consideration by advanced students.

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Lesson 5 on Aeronautical Engineering: Videos on Paper Airplane Construction — SUPPLEMENT (November 15)

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

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 — SUPPLEMENT (November 7 and 8)

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

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, SUPPLEMENT (November 5)

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

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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Lesson 1 on Aeronautical Engineering: Introduction, SUPPLEMENT (November 1)

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

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 paper (that is, do not submit multiple names on the same assignment).

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