Course Outcomes - Level 1
- UETS STANDARD 4 - Content Knowledge: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of the discipline.
- STL Standard 2: Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology.
- STL Standard 3: Students will develop an understanding of the relationships among technologies and the connections between technology and other fields of study.
- STL Standard 8: Students will develop an understanding of the attributes of design.
- STL Standard 9: Students will develop an understanding of engineering design.
- STL Standard 10: Students will develop an understanding of the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.
- STL Standard 11: Students will develop the abilities to apply the design process.
Course Outcomes - Level 2
- Students will incorporate the concepts of group goals, individual accountability, group processing and practice interpersonal and small group skills in order to work cooperatively in a group engineering design project.
- Students will incorporate various systems (e.g., electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal) as they use the engineering design process to design an invention, innovation or solution to a design problem.
- Students will know the steps of the engineering design process and then document and apply this process in building a solution to a design activity.
- Students will use the steps of the engineering design process to innovate a new design solution to a common household item.
- Students will create an operations manual (design portfolio) which includes a self-evaluation, peer evaluation, sketches made during the ideation stage, problem-solving log, copy of the computer program and final drawing of the engineering design project.
- As a group, students will verbally and visually present their design portfolio to the rest of the class.
- During the engineering design process, students will identify the constraints and limitations of the design problem, consider trade-offs, and then design, build a prototype, test, optimize and troubleshoot a design solution to a problem.
- Students will collect technical data and then apply math and science knowledge in contextual setting.
- Students will learn the basics of computer control systems, including, inputs, outputs, and feedback loops; and be able to design, build and program a microprocessor-driven system to drive a specific set of output devices based upon inputs to the system from various sensors and feedback mechanisms.
- Students will build and program a robot as a solution to a given problem.
- Students will know the basics of radio control devices and then use these principles to design a solution to a problem.
- Students will identify a variety of engineering related curriculum resources that are currently available for them to use in their future classrooms.