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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Warm Up Exercise, October 31 and November 1, 2018, with supplement

SHORT ESSAY:1   Explain why you think some pilots feel so passionately about the art and science of flying

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Today only, everyone may do the following supplement instead of the above warm up question, should you choose to do so.

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

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

Warm up exercise, October 25-26, 2018

SHORT ESSAY:

Historically, Engineers learned much about bridge building through the spectacular failures of existing bridges. Should we accept this practice as a legitimate way of learning more about Bridge Building in the 21st century?  Or should modern testing techniques eliminate these failures? Explain your answer.

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

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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

Warm Up Exercise, October 23-24, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY: (Do before researching today’s assignment) Large public projects like bridges, can make a statement about a city’s identity. What does the Golden Gate Bridge (opened in 1937) tell you about San Francisco? What does the Brooklyn Bridge (opened in 1883) tell you about New York? Address the year in which each was built and the style of construction.

Golden Gate Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

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

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Warm Up Exercise, October 18-22, 2018 (with supplement)

Scholars and historians debate whether modern engineers and contractors could build an exact duplicate of the Great Pyramid of Giza (1) Give three reasons why such a project would be difficult or impossible today. ( 2) Give at least three reasons of materials and/or technology why ancient people couldn’t build a modern “Wonder” like the Empire State Building.

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