Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

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Driven by the Standards for Technological Literacy, this National Science Foundation-sponsored book is written by national leaders in engineering and technology education and addresses the most contemporary technological content using engaging, pedagogically sound a€œinformed designa€ activities. This unique approach encourages students to develop a thorough understanding of engineering and technology before they ever attempt to develop detailed design solutions. The activities present students with a design problem, and prompt students to begin the solution-finding process with research, inquiry, and analysis. Only after this important step can students begin to discuss specifications and constraints, propose alternatives, and select an optimal design. This process fosters a strong student-teacher discourse and cultivates language proficiency, both with the end result of enhancing studenta€™s overall knowledge. Testing, evaluation, and modifications are addressed next, followed by a communication of achievements in a class presentation and final design report. Woven throughout the text are passages that will acquaint students with the requirements, responsibilities, necessary personal attributes and attitudes, and educational pathways that will lead to success in the various technological areas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Their final design had a 2.4-liter, turbocharged rear engine, rack and pinion steering, and a five-speed manual transmission, fitted together to create a 1, 200 pound car. The engine and transmission were from a wrecked 2004 Dodge Neon purchased on eBay. The Neon is a ... Therefore, Seth and Angel had to design a new length for the parts and order longer driveshafts from a custom driveshaft shop.

Title:Engineering and Technology
Author: Michael Hacker, David Burghardt, Linnea Fletcher, Anthony Gordon, William Peruzzi
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2009-03-18

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