• 4/7 and 4/8 assignment:

    • Using the resources on PLTW, complete activity 9.2 Engineering Ethics Design Brief
      • Pick an Ethical Issue from the example list on the activity page (#1)
      • Research the positive and negatives of the engineering issues (Minimum 3 of each)
      • Decide on 2 ethical issues to research (#2)
      • Write a design brief that would enable another student to research your chosen case study and be able to develop a report of what you found. (#3)
        • Include the constraints that a designer would have to consider
      • Include your conclusion questions at the end of your design brief.


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  • 3/30 - 4/3 & 4/6 (Remember that each Activity has resources you can refer to on the website)

    • 3/30 and 3/31 - Go to acitivity 1.5 and complete the following aspects of the Deep Dive
      • View all resources about writing a design brief and read over them
      • Watch all three video clips that are embedded in the website
      • Answer questions 1-16 that go with the video on a separate piece of paper or type them on a document DUE 3/30
      • Then write a design brief for the team based on what you witnessed in the videos DUE 3/31
      • Answer the Conclusion questions #1-6 DUE 3/31
    • 4/1 and 4/2
      • Completely research a specific job in the engineering field. You can refer to Activity 1.6.b for ideas. Put the information about that job into a powerpoint or some other presentation medium.
    • 4/3 and 4/6 
      • Select a consumer product and complete #1 and #2  in Activity 9.1
      • Complete the Conclusion Questions at the end as well. 
      • Send what consumer product you are doing by the end of the day on 4/3
      • Powerpoint is due 4/6


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  • 3/23 - 3/27- (Remember that each Activity has resources you can refer to on the website)

    • 3/23 - Activity 6.2 - Complete #1 and #2 for this activity as well as the Conclusion Questions. This will be due by the end of 3/24


    • 3/24 - Using Activity 6.3 as a reference, complete a functional analysis of any product that has more than one use. You can use #4 of the activity as a reference and complete the conclusion questions.


    • 3/25 - Complete a structural analysis of the automoblox car Using 6.4 as a reference.
      • list at least 5 parts of the car and the material you think it is made of
      • Complete a sketch of a part of the car where at least two parts connect


    • 3/26 and 3/27 - Complete a reverse engineering analysis of any product that you use in your daily life. You will have to include the following analysis of the product:
      • Visual (how it looks and why the company did this)
      • Functional (how it works)
      • Structural (how it was made and what materials you think it is made of)
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  • 3/17 - 3/20 -

    Instructions: Complete the work below based on the following timeline, at the end of the assigned time submit your work via picture or another document sent to me on remind or through email. The answer key will be sent out for you to check your work and edit to get the correct process/answers.

    • 3/17 - Activity 5.1 # 1, 2, and 4 due completed.
    • 3/18 - Complete the rest of activity 5.1 #9, 10 and Conclusion Questions
    • 3/19 -  Complete #2 in Activity 6.1 using a household item
      • Create a small write up in for format of a small Index Card
      • Must be a minimum of 4 Elements and 5 Principles with a description of why they apply
    • 3/20 - Complete #2 for activity 6.1 using 2 more household items and complete the conclusion questions
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    Because of the school closure you will be completing your work online. Make sure you email me daily answering the daily questions on your way to completing each project / assignment. 

    I am available via remind and e-mail most of the day, please understand that late at night and early morning I will respond when I can. 

    Remind Number: 81010

    Remind Message: @iedcrh

    Times that I will definitely be available: 9am - 10 am and 1 pm - 2 pm

    Please be sure that you check back here daily to reference your assignments and to be in contact with me.

    Stay safe, complete your work, and wash your hands. 

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    Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school level course that is appropriate for students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation.IED gives students the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of course concepts through activity-, project-, and problem-based (APPB) learning. Used in combination with a teaming approach, APPB-learning challenges students to continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process. It also allows students to develop strategies to enable and direct their own learning, which is the ultimate goal of education.

    The course assumes no previous knowledge, but students should be concurrently enrolled in college preparatory mathematics and science. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. In addition, students use the most current issued 3D solid modeling design software package to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges that increase in difficulty throughout the course. Students will also learn how to document their work, and communicate their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.