Middle School Innovation and Engineering Design Materials

Unit 1 - Unit 2 - Unit 3 - Unit 4 - Unit 5 - Unit 6 - Unit 7 - Unit 8 - Student Activity Handouts

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Author
UNIT 1
Unit 1 Outlines

Dan Houston
Renee Wilson
Tom Weber
Jeff Pegg
Tanya Mattson

This unit adresses STL standards 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
Definitions and Examples of Discovery, Invention and Innovation Renee Wilson
Key Terms Report Handout and Key Terms PowerPoint Activity Dan Houston
Discovery, Invention, and Innovation - Invention at Play Dan Houston
Forces affecting the Pace and Direction of Invention and Innovation (student activity) Renee Wilson
Creating an Inventor/Invention Crossword Puzzle Dan Houston
My Favorite Inventor (search and report activity) Renee Wilson
Internet Scavenger Hunt (student worksheet) Renee Wilson
Affects of Technology on Society (presentation) Renne Wilson
Flashlight Activity Rubric Mel Klingenberg
Intro to Invention and Innovation PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
Favorite Inventor Worksheet Tanya Mattson
Intro to Invention and Innovation Test Tanya Mattson
Intro to Invention and Innovation Test Answer Key Tanya Mattson
PowerPoint Worksheet Tanya Mattson
PowerPoint Worksheet Answer Key Tanya Mattson
Discovery, Invention, and Innovation PowerPoint Tom Weber
History of Invention and Innovation Tom Weber
A Day in My Life PowerPoint Tom Weber
A Day in My Life Tom Weber
A Day in My Life Rubric for Teachers Tom Weber
A Day in My Life Rubric for Students Tom Weber
Time Management Tom Weber
Product Disassembly Overview Tom Weber
Intro to Invention and Innovation Jeff Pegg
My Favorite Inventor Jeff Pegg
Greatest Inventions of All Time Brian Nettleton
Innovation and Engineering Design PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Leornardo's Inventions Brian Nettleton
Mechanisms PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Terminology PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Final Discussion and Reflection Jennifer Larsen
Inventor Presentation Jennifer Larsen
Movie Notes Jennifer Larsen
Unit Questions Jennifer Larsen
Timeline Activity Jennifer Larsen
7 Mech's Notes Jennifer Larsen
Peer Evaluation Sheet Jennifer Larsen
Pre-Test/Worksheet Jennifer Larsen
UNIT 2
Unit 2 Outlines Dan Houston
Renee Wilson
Jeff Pegg
This unit adresses STL standards 2, 3, 18, 20. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
The Big Picture (Attributes of Design) PowerPoint Presentation Dan Houston
Useless Inventions Student Activity Dan Houston
Brainstorm Bungy Software for group brainstorming (free trial or license for $39) suggested by Dan Houston
What If? - Student Activity Dan Houston
Technological Design vs. Engineering Design PowerPoint Dan Houston

Technological Design - "Magnificent Marble Maze" ; Video of Marble Race (windows media player); Sample Pictures: Maze 1 * Maze 2 * Maze 3

Suggested by Dan Houston
LEGO Design: Students become familiar with the design process while building and programming Suggested by Dan Houston
Design and Engineering - Students experiment with building a boat to carry cargo. Suggested by Dan Houston
Design Brief outlines for ‘designer of the future’ 2005. Graphic Design Brief (tips for instructors) Suggested by Dan Houston
Design and Creativity Activity Renee Wilson
Design Presentation Renee Wilson
Reading Assignment (Adobe Acrobat Document) Renee Wilson
Unit 2 Quiz Renee Wilson
Unit 2 Quiz key Renee Wilson
Intro to Drafting Jeff Pegg
Drafting Rubric Jeff Pegg
Teacher Notes for Unit 2 Tom Weber
Design/Drafting Basics Tom Weber
Drafting Rubric Tow Weber
Unit 2 Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Etc. Tanya Mattson
Core Concepts of Technology PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
Unit 2 Drawings Tanya Mattson
Computer Aided Design PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Design Proposal PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Drafting Conventions PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Egg Crash Vehicle Brian Nettleton
Sketching Brian Nettleton
Sketching Powerpoint Brian Nettleton
Design Challenge Project/Proposal Grade Sheet Jennifer Larsen
Day 2 Guided Discussion Sheet Jennifer Larsen
Day 3 Drafting and Dimensions Jennifer Larsen
2-Dimensional Drawing Sheet Jennifer Larsen
Intro Guided Discussion Sheet Jennifer Larsen
Practice Drawing Sheet Jennifer Larsen
UNIT 3
Unit 3 Outlines Dan Houston
Mel Klingenberg

Jeff Pegg
Brian Nettleton
Tanya Mattson
Tom Weber
This unit adresses STL standards 2, 3, 18, 20. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
Introduction to Sketching Presentation Dan Houston
Student Activity - sketching Dan Houston
Orthographic Projection Presentation Dan Houston
Student Activity - orthographic projection Dan Houston
Isometric Drawing Presentation Dan Houston
Student Activity - Isometric Drawing Dan Houston
ProDesktop Tutorial Suggested by Dan Houston
Design and Sketching Mel Klingenberg
Sketching and Design worksheet Mel Klingenberg
Design and Sketching Presentation Mel Klingenberg
Unit 3 Introduction PowerPoint Jeff Pegg
IDEO Worksheet Jeff Pegg
Troubleshooting Sheet Jeff Pegg
Design Challenge Jennifer Larsen
Day 2 - Guided Discussion Sheet Jennifer Larsen

Day 3 - Guided Discussion Sheet

Jennifer Larsen
Day 4 - Guided Discussion Sheet Jennifer Larsen
Day 5 - Brainstorm Sheet Jennifer Larsen
Days 6 & 8 - Project Specs Jennifer Larsen
Designed World Poster Rubric Jennifer Larsen
Design Brief Brian Nettleton
Technological Design vs. Engineering Design Brian Nettleton
The Attributes of Design Brian Nettleton
Word Search Brian Nettleton
Technological Design PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
Technological Design PowerPoint Worksheet Tanya Mattson
Technological Design PowerPoint Worksheet Answer Key Tanya Mattson
How Stuff Works Worksheet Tanya Mattson
Product Disassembly Worksheet Tanya Mattson
Technological Design Quiz Tanya Mattson
Technological Design Quiz Answer Key Tanya Mattson
Attributes of Design PowerPoint Tom Weber
UNIT 4
Unit 4 Outlines Dan Houston
Mel Klingenberg

Brian Nettleton
Jeff Pegg
Jennifer Larsen
Tanya Mattson
Tom Weber
This unit adresses STL standards 2, 3, 18, 20. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
"What is Engineering?" Presentation Dan Houston
Conceptual Design Presentation Dan Houston
Pre-College Engineering Education and
Standards for Technological Literacy
(information on STL and ABET)
Suggested By Dan Houston
Suggestions for Meeting Standard 9 Dan Houston
Design Challenge Presentation Dan Houston
Data Collection Activity Suggestions Suggested by Dan Houston
Design Brief - Assistive Device Mel Klingenberg
Assistive Device Rubric Mel Klingenberg
Data Collection and Analysis: NO CO2 Car Design Mel Klingenberg
NO CO2 Car Testing Rubric Mel Klingenberg
Engineering Design: Task #4 Mel Klingenberg
Engineering Design: Task #1 & 2 Mel Klingenberg
Engineering Design PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Egg Container Challenge Brian Nettleton
Analyzing Data Brian Nettleton
Student Research Project Standards Jeff Pegg
Introduction PowerPoint Jeff Pegg
Unit 4 Introduction Jennifer Larsen
Introductory Discussion Jennifer Larsen
Engineering Design Challenge - Electronic Planes Jennifer Larsen
Design Challenge Evaluation Checklist Jennifer Larsen
Design Method Worksheet Jennifer Larsen
Guided Discussion Sheet 1 Jennifer Larsen
Guided Discussion Sheet 2 Jennifer Larsen
Guided Discussion Sheet 3 Jennifer Larsen
Flight Drawing Assignments Jennifer Larsen
Flight Info Sheet 1 Jennifer Larsen
Flight Info Sheet 2 Jennifer Larsen
Unit 4 PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
Data Collection Activity Tanya Mattson
Meeting Standard #9 Tanya Mattson
STL & ABET Standards Comparison Tanya Mattson
Engineering Design PowerPoint Tom Weber
UNIT 5
Unit 5 Outlines Dan Houston
Mel Klingenberg
Brian Nettleton
Tanya Mattson
Tom Weber
Jeff Pegg
This unit adresses STL standards 8, 9, 10, 12. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
Intro to Brainstorming Dan Houston
Brainstorming with Inspiration Using -ing Vocabulary Dan Houston
Brainstorming Mel Klingenberg
iPod Design Brief Mel Klingenberg
Problem Solving Comparison Mel Klingenberg
Problem Solving Steps Mel Klingenberg
Technical Problem Solving PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Unit 5 PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
Brainstorming Tanya Mattson
Improve It Tanya Mattson
Harley Davidson worksheet Tanya Mattson
Technological Problem Solving PowerPoint Tom Weber
Reading Assignment Jeff Pegg
Problem Solving Activity Jeff Pegg
UNIT 6
Unit 6 Outlines Mel Klingenberg
Tanya Mattson
Tom Weber
Jeff Pegg
This unit adresses STL standards 8, 9, 10, 12. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
Student Security Design Brief Dan Houston
R and D in Science and Technology Dan Houston
Troubleshooting (Tasks 1 and 4) Mel Klingenberg
Task 2 Mel Klingenberg
Task 3 Mel Klingenberg
Task 5 Mel Klingenberg
Unit 6 PowerPoint Mel Klingenberg
Unit 6 PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
R & D Science and Technology Comparison Tanya Mattson
Scientific Method Activity Tanya Mattson
Troubleshooting Activity Tanya Mattson
Basic Troubleshooting Strategies Tom Weber
Troubleshooting, Research, Development, and Experimentation Tom Weber
Trouble shooting, Research and Development, and Experimentation PowerPoint Jeff Pegg
Bearing Friction Experiment Jeff Pegg
CO2 Car Guide Jeff Pegg
Science vs. Technology Brian Nettleton
Troubleshooting PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
Lights Out: Troubleshooting Activity Brian Nettleton
UNIT 7
Unit 7 Outline Tanya Mattson
Tom Weber
Jeff Pegg
This unit adresses STL standard 11. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
Unit 7 Challenge Dan Houston
Prototype Materials Board Dan Houston
Supplemental Lesson Dan Houston
Unit 7 PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
Prototyping Tanya Mattson
Rapid Prototyping Tanya Mattson
Bobsled Car Kit Tom Weber
Prototyping PowerPoint Tom Weber
WebQuest Jeff Pegg
Stuck on a Deserted Island Jeff Pegg
Deserted Island Rubric Jeff Pegg
Prototype Activity for CO2 Cars Jeff Pegg
Prototyping PowerPoint Brian Nettleton
The Purpose of Prototyping Brian Nettleton
Types of Rapid Prototyping Brian Nettleton
UNIT 8
Unit 8 Outline Tanya Mattson
Jeff Pegg
Tom Weber
This unit adresses STL standards 4, 5, 13, 14, 15. For a complete listing of the standards, click here.
Activity - Water Filtration Data Collection Instrument Dan Houston
Activity - Impacts of Invention and Innovation (Task 2) Dan Houston
Activity - Impacts of Invention and Innovation (Task 4) Dan Houston
Activity - Impacts of Invention and Innovation (Task 5) Dan Houston
Unit 8 PowerPoint Tanya Mattson
Vaccinations Tanya Mattson
Hazardous Technology Tanya Mattson
Summary Tanya Mattson
Impacts of Inventions and Innovations Jeff Pegg
CO2 Car Grading Sheet Jeff Pegg
Impacts of Technology on Our Society Debate Jeff Pegg
Unit 8 PowerPoint Jeff Pegg
Impacts of Invention and Innovation PowerPoint Tom Weber

 

Student Activity Handouts (produced by Gateway to Science)
Unit 1 Student Activity Unit 2 Student Activity
Unit 4 Student Activity Unit 5 Student Activity
Unit 6 Student Activity Unit 7 Student Activity
Unit 8 Student Activity  
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Engineer Contacts Sheet Units 1-8 Materials List and Cost Breakdown

 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0402616.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Updated: January 3, 2008 3:21 PM