|Posted on Oct 05, 2012 03:51:30 PM | Denise Miller | 0 Comments ||
You know how your students ask, "When am I ever going to use this?" It's a legitimate question. When they don't see a use for a concept, they won't believe it's worth learning. You may ask yourself the same question when you look at the DIY Podcast: Failure Prevention module. If you don't think the module has a practical application, you won't use it.
The Failure Prevention module can be used to support several standards and benchmarks of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's Standards for Technological Literacy:
Standard 2, Benchmark Q: Malfunctions of any part of a system may affect the function and quality of the system.
Standard 2, Benchmark DD: Quality control is a planned process to ensure that a product, service, or system meets established criteria.
Standard 7, Benchmark C: Many inventions and innovations have evolved using slow and methodical processes of tests and refinements.
Standard 7, Benchmark G: Most technological development has been evolutionary, the result of a series of refinements to a basic invention.
Standard 9, Benchmark E: Models are used to communicate and test design ideas and processes.
Standard 9, Benchmark H: Modeling, testing, evaluating, and modifying are used to transform ideas into practical solutions.
Standard 9, Benchmark K: A prototype is a working model used to test a design concept by making actual observations and necessary adjustments.Standard 10: Students will develop an understanding of the role of
Alt tag: NASA technicians prepare to test a MD-500 helicopter with four crash test dummies inside
Standard 11 Benchmark K: Test and evaluate the design in relation to pre-established requirements, such as criteria and constraints, and refine as needed.
Standard 11 Benchmark O: Refine a design by using prototypes and modeling to ensure quality, efficiency, and productivity of the final product.
Standard 11 Benchmark P: Evaluate the design solution using conceptual, physical, and mathematical models at various intervals of the design process in order to check for proper design and to note areas where improvements are needed.
Standard 12 Benchmark M: Diagnose a system that is malfunctioning and use tools, materials, machines, and knowledge to repair it.
Standard 12 Benchmark N: Troubleshoot, analyze, and maintain systems to ensure safe and proper function and precision.
Your students can become more technologically literate as they create a project using the Failure Prevention module.
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