Technology I

Grades 5, 6, and 7

Mr. Herskowitz

Email: herskowitzm@pearlriver.org Voice Mail: 845-620-3870, ext. 4029

"Design & Build"

Introduction to Design & Manufacturing: The Pearl River Middle School Technology I program is a progressive series of three Introduction to Design and Manufacturing classes. Through project based learning, students utilize the concepts of designing and building consumer products using basic engineering and materials processing techniques.

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HOMEWORK and ASSIGNMENTS

All homework must be completed on time to earn credit

Technology 5 -

Due: 4/18/2018

Bring in a dedicated Technology notebook to leave in room 134. Any type (binder, sprial, composition book, bound paper, etc...) is fine. The notebook will be stored in room 134 for the entire quarter and should be kept from year to year.

Due: 6/2018

Bring in a one gallon Zip Lock bag to be used for the product packaging for the Ball Drop game. If possible, bring in a second bag for classmates who might forget their bag!

Technology 6 -

Due: 4/18/2018

Bring in a dedicated Technology notebook to leave in room 134. Any type (binder, spiral, composition book, bound paper, etc...) is fine. The notebook will be stored in room 134 for the entire quarter and should be kept for year to year.

Bring in last year's notebook (notes, handouts and portfolios) and receive extra credit.

Due 4/23/2018

Research: Bring in two pieces of information to help design and build an egg capsule. This needs to be written clearly hand on a clean sheet of paper so it can be submitted later as part of the design portfolio - there is no need for a printer. Sources/references must be cited (for web sites the URL and date; bibliography for printed materials; for expert interviews a writeup of who, why they are an expert, what was said and that date). The research needs to include: what was found, who provided the information, where it was found, and when it was found.

Due 5/2018

Bring in recycled, renewed, and re-used materials for the 'Egg Casule' project. *DO NOT buy anything for this project!

* For this project, students design vessels using repurposed materials. All materials must be claen and safe. No food, glass or dangerours materials. If you are not sure, then ask.

Due 5/2018

Research: 1) Define Truss (noun), 2) Define Bridge (noun), 3) Define Truss Bridge (noun), 4) Bring in 10 clear images of your 10 favorite Truss Bridges. You must show the elevation/front views of symmetrical Truss Bridges. This needs to be written out and drawn carefully by hand on a clean sheet of paper so it can be submitted later as part of the design portfolio - there is no need for a printer. Sources/references must be cited. The research needs to include: what was found, who provided the information, where it was found, and when it was found.

Due 6/2018

Perform research on rockets with fins. Bring in 10 clear images of your 10 favorite Rockets with the fins clearly visible. The images of the rockets need to be drawn carefully by hand on a clean sheet of paper so they can be submitted later as part of the design portfolio - there is no need for a printer. Sources/references must be cited. The research needs to include: clear, accurate images of the rockets, where they were found, and when they were found.

* Must show the fin configuration: # of fins, size of fins, shape of fins, and location of fins on the rocket.

** No space shuttle or other space craft more complicated than rockets with fins.

Technology 7 -

Due: 4/18/2018

Bring in a dedicated Technology notebook to leave in room 134. Any type (binder, spiral, composition book, bound paper, etc...) is fine. The notebook will be stored in room 134 for the entire quarter and should be kept from year to year.

Bring in last year's notebook (notes, handouts and portfolios) and receive extra credit.

Due 4/20/2018

Research: 1) Define mobile (noun. Hint: Alexander Calder, the artist credited with inventing the kinetic art genre). 2) Bring in 10 clear images of your 10 favorite Mobiles (moving/kinetic art). This needs to be written out and drawn carefully by hand on a clean sheet of paper so it can be submitted later as part of the design portfolio - there is no need for a printer. Sources/references must be cited. The research needs to include: what was found, who provided the information, where it was found, and when it was found.