Invention and innovation

7th grade and Solidworks

Finalist of Solidworks personal model (a solution to a problem-meet a need at home, school/office, garden, playground…challenge).  3D printed using plastic.

Our designers met classroom/office and home needs by designing the following items.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheron (measuring cup)

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Eduardo (paper clips holder), Lena (cellphone charging station) and Cheron’s famous measuring cup.

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Jake ( ruler holder), Adrian (Pencil holder) and Robyn (Pac man)


Plastic challenge: Build a system out of plastic

Students designed and built items that could be used at home by reusing and recycling plastic (main building material).

EET 2: Students will evaluate the impact of engineering and technology on society.

Technology Standard 3: Understand the relationship among science, technology, society and the individual. Benchmark # 3: Know that man-made materials, products and systems can affect the environment adversely, yet there are things that can be done to circumvent this process (e.g., disposing of waste properly, reusing objects, recycling, reducing the amount of trash created, composting, shopping green, buying in bulk)

General Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of 4R’s and why it’s important.
  • Define the words reuse, recycle, and reduce, .
  • Device ways to recycle trash in their schools and homes.
  • Review the term respect, responsible, , safe.
  • Use math measurements of weight (grams/kilograms).

Specific objectives

Grade level: 6-8            Subject area: technology

Standard:

Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual.

Benchmarks:

Knows ways in which technology and society influence one another (e.g., new products and processes for society are developed through technology; technological changes are often accompanied by social, political, and economic changes; technology is influenced by social needs, attitudes, values, and limitations and cultural backgrounds and beliefs).

Semester 1 2015-16 Plastics challenge posters Padlet

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Semester Two 2015, Robotics challenge

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Powerpoint: Team Presentations

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Game: wack3m

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Team Spiker-The scorpion

The elephant: elephant_robot

Videos

The Gamers Robot, R3ptor, Dozer, The Scorpion video: https://youtu.be/Mj1v6yKJrKw

Molly the puppy

The elephant

 

 

Week 6 (Blendspace: Technology system)

  • Natural versus technological systems
  •  Project choices

Project 1: Manufacturing technology

Project 2:Systems in my world

 

Week 5

ENGR-EET-2:  Students will evaluate the impacts of engineering & technology on Society

  • Assess the impact(s) of technological products and systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Universal Systems Model

TASK:Use the Technological Systems Blendspace: http://blnds.co/1nGRRsx

  •  Complete guided notes
  • USM graphic organizer or poster
  • My role in the system
  • Natural and technological system
  • Test 2 Friday 9/5/2014

 

Week 4

  • Complete and present project 1
  • Test 1 on Friday 8/29/14

Week 3

Engineering design and problem-solving process ( Instructions are posted in the homepage)

Creating account in EDMODO: Click on your class URL.

7-1  https://edmo.do/j/3fekbk

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7-2  https://edmo.do/j/k46yme

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Week 2 August 11th 2014

ENGR-II-1: Students will learn the concept of invention and innovation.

a)      Define related invention and innovation terms

b)      Compare invention to innovation

c)      Examine the role that Engineering & Technology and society play in the invention and innovation process

d)     Identify an important past invention or innovation

e)      Research an artifact related to Engineering and Technology that is at least 25 years old

Inventions and Inventors

  • Brainstorm famous inventors and invention
  • Research various inventions (who, what, where, when, & why)
  • Create poster of an inventor/invention
  • Develop a timeline of inventions
  • Graphic organizer (C-maps.com, Inspiration)

Week 1: August 4th 2014

ENGR-II-1: Students will learn the concept of invention and innovation.

a)      Define related invention and innovation terms

b)      Compare invention to innovation.

c)      Examine the role that Engineering & Technology and society play in the invention and innovation process.

What is STEM? Students will build a model and use it to explore the connection between science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Lab safety: general and specific rules

Internet safety: Explore digital citizenship.

Lesson located in the Blendspace  (http://blnds.co/1nqlTRs)  OR scan the code

Machine and tools safety: What do the signs pertaining to different tasks entails?

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