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Project Lead The Way "Principles of Engineering"
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Core Standards of the Course

Standard 210122.01
OVERVIEW AND PERSPECTIVE OF ENGINEERING. STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE TYPES OF ENGINEERS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY.

Objective 210122.0101
Students will have an understanding of engineering and be able to identify engineering achievements through history. (Engineers as Problem Solvers)

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Objective 210122.0102
Students will be able to identify five historical engineering role models, including minorities and women. (Engineers as Problem Solvers)

Objective 210122.0103
Students will be able to identify problems for engineers to solve in the future. (Engineers as Problem Solvers)

Objective 210122.0104
Students will be able to define attributes associated with being a successful engineer. (Engineers as Problem Solvers)

Objective 210122.0105
Understand that an engineering team must work together to solve problems, with each team member having individual and collective responsibilities. (Engineering Team)

Objective 210122.0106
Understand the role of out-sourcing in the engineering process, and how effective communication is essential. (Engineering Team)

Objective 210122.0107
Understand how gender-bias, racial-bias and other forms of stereotyping and discrimination can adversely affect communications within an engineering team. (Engineering Team)

Objective 210122.0108
Understand how ethics influences the engineering process. (Engineering Team)

Objective 210122.0109
Understand how social, environmental and financial constraints influence the engineering process. (Engineering Team)

Objective 210122.0110
Students will have an understanding of the difference between engineering disciplines and job functions. (Careers in Engineering)

Objective 210122.0111
Students will understand the professional and legal responsibilities associated with being an engineer. (Careers in Engineering)

Objective 210122.0112
Students will research and discover the educational requirements to become an engineer. (Careers in Engineering)

Objective 210122.0113
Students will become familiar with an area of engineering by preparing for and conducting an interview with an engineer in that field of engineering. (Careers in Engineering)


Standard 210122.02
COMMUNICATION AND DOCUMENTATION. STUDENTS COLLECT AND CATEGORIZE DATA, PRODUCE GRAPHIC

Objective 210122.0201
Students will compose sketches use proper sketching techniques in the solution of design problems. (Sketching)

Objective 210122.0202
Students will select the appropriate sketching styles for presentation of a design problem to a group. (Sketching)

Objective 210122.0203
Students will use proper proportioning while producing annotated sketches. (Sketching)

Objective 210122.0204
Students will plan and compose a written technical report about the research they conduct about a career field in engineering. (Technical Writing)

Objective 210122.0205
Students will be able to formulate an organized outline for a technical paper. (Technical Writing)

Objective 210122.0206
Students will be able to design and create tables, charts, and graphs to illustrate data they have collected. (Data Representation and Presentation)

Objective 210122.0207
Students will evaluate and select an appropriate type of table, chart, or graph to accurately communicate collected data for written work or presentations. (Data Representation and Presentation)

Objective 210122.0208
Students will design and deliver a presentation utilizing appropriate support materials about research they have conducted. (Presentation)

Objective 210122.0209
Students will create and assemble support materials to appropriate demonstrate concepts used in their presentations. (Presentation)


Standard 210122.03
DESIGN PROCESS. STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT PROBLEM SOLVING AND HOW PRODUCTS ARE DEVELOPED TO INCLUDE HOW ENGINEERS WORK IN TEAMS. REPRESENTATIONS, KEEP AN ENGINEER'S NOTEBOOK, AND MAKE WRITTEN AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS.

Objective 210122.0301
Students will compose and diagram the product development lifecycle of an invention of their choice and report findings to the class. (Design Process)

Objective 210122.0302
Students will trace the history of an invention and evaluate its effects on society and the environment. (Design Process)

Objective 210122.0303
Students will examine the evolution of an invention to observe and report on how the design process is applied to continuously redesign and improve the product. (Design Process)


Standard 210122.04
ENGINEERING SYSTEMS. STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT MECHANICAL, THERMODYNAMICS , FLUID, ELECTRICAL, AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Objective 210122.0401
Students will identify and explain the function of the essential components of a mechanical system on a display they create. (Mechanisms)

Objective 210122.0402
Students will create a display of a mechanical system from a household item they disassemble. (Mechanisms)

Objective 210122.0403
Students will mathematically explain the mechanical advantage gained and explain the function of the six different types of simple machines in a presentation on the SMET device. (Mechanisms)

Objective 210122.0404
Students will apply simple machines to create mechanical systems in the solution of a design problem. (Mechanisms)

Objective 210122.0405
Students will conduct an energy analysis on a section of their home and calculate the heat loss through walls and windows. (Thermodynamics)

Objective 210122.0406
Students will develop effective presentation skills. (Thermodynamics)

Objective 210122.0407
Students will research and evaluate systems undergoing thermodynamic cycles for efficiency and present findings to the group. (Thermodynamics)

Objective 210122.0408
Students will give an oral presentation incorporating the first and second laws of thermodynamics, describing the concept and function of a heat engine of their choice. (Thermodynamics)

Objective 210122.0409
Students will evaluate and select specific fluid power sources for different functions. (Fluid Systems)

Objective 210122.0410
Students will create a flow diagram schematic sketch and compare it to an actual fluid power circuit during a presentation to the class. (Fluid Systems)

Objective 210122.0411
Students will mathematically calculate and explain the work being done by a specific fluid power device as part of an oral presentation. (Fluid Systems)

Objective 210122.0412
Students will safely demonstrate proper setup and adjustment of a fluid power system. (Fluid Systems)

Objective 210122.0413
Students will create schematic drawings to facilitate experimental measurements of electrical circuits. (Electrical Systems)

Objective 210122.0414
Students will apply ohm's and watt's laws in designing safe electrical circuits. (Electrical Systems)

Objective 210122.0415
Students will appraise community needs and evaluate the impact supplying electrical generation has on their communities. (Electrical Systems)

Objective 210122.0416
Students will be able to estimate current consumption by a circuit and be able to compare estimates to accurate measurements they perform. (Electrical Systems)

Objective 210122.0417
Students will design, diagram and implement a program to control a device they construct to perform a sorting operation. (Control Systems)

Objective 210122.0418
Students will select and apply concepts of mechanical, electrical, and control systems in solving design problems. (Control Systems)

Objective 210122.0419
Students will formulate a plan for evaluating the functioning of their sorting device and to make appropriate changes in design, circuitry or programming. (Control Systems)

Objective 210122.0420
Students will demonstrate and defend their solution to the design problem in an oral presentation to the class. (Control Systems)


Standard 210122.05
STATICS. STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT MEASUREMENT, SCALARS AND VECTORS, EQUILIBRIUM, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS.

Objective 210122.0501
Students will mathematically analyze a simple truss to determine types and magnitude of forces supported in the truss. (Statics)

Objective 210122.0502
Students will design, construct and test a model bridge to support the greatest amount of weight per gram of bridge mass. (Statics)

Objective 210122.0503
Students will prepare and present a mathematical analysis of a truss design as part of a minute oral presentation about their bridge design. (Statics)

Objective 210122.0504
Students explain the use of factors of safety in the design process.

Objective 210122.0505
Students will be able to explain the difference between the area of a cross section of an object and the second moment of the area (Moment of Inertia) and predict the relative strength of one shape vs. another. (Strength of Materials)

Objective 210122.0506
Students will be able to use a computer aided engineering package to analyze a shape. (Strength of Materials)

Objective 210122.0507
Students will explain the effects that stress has on a material and explain how the material will react. (Strength of Materials)


Standard 210122.06
MATERIALS AND MATERIALS TESTING. STUDENTS LEARN THE CATEGORIES AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS, HOW MATERIALS ARE SHAPED AND JOINED, AND MATERIALS TESTING.

Objective 210122.0601
Students will be able to identify and differentiate the five basic categories of solid engineering materials. (Categories of Materials)

Objective 210122.0602
Students will be able to compare and contrast the physical properties of organic, metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. (Categories of Materials)

Objective 210122.0603
Students will be able to trace the production of raw material to finished product. (Categories of Materials)

Objective 210122.0604
Students will be able to identify practical applications of each material category to engineered products and processes. (Categories of Materials)

Objective 210122.0605
Students will be able to collect, analyze, and test samples of the four basic materials. (Categories of Materials)

Objective 210122.0606
Students will be able to document and present laboratory data related to studies of material classifications. (Categories of Materials)

Objective 210122.0607
Students will be able to identify and document the properties of materials. (Properties of Materials)

Objective 210122.0608
Students will be able to design an experiment to identify an unknown material. (Properties of Materials)

Objective 210122.0609
The student will be able to formulate conclusions through analysis of recorded laboratory test data for presentations in the form of charts, graphs, written, verbal, and multi-media formats. (Properties of Materials)

Objective 210122.0610
Students will be able to analyze word problems about forces acting on materials. (Properties of Materials)

Objective 210122.0611
Students will be able to define and state examples of the major categories of Production Processes. (Production Process)

Objective 210122.0612
Students will be able to analyze a component of a product and describe the processes used in its creation.

Objective 210122.0613
Students will be able to interpret a drawing and produce a part. (Production Process)

Objective 210122.0614
Students will give an oral presentation on the production processes used to create products from a category of materials and a demonstration about one of the processes. (Production Process)

Objective 210122.0615
Students will be able to state the difference between mass and weight. (Quality Assurance)

Objective 210122.0616
Students will be able to utilize a variety of precision measurement tools to measure appropriate dimensions, mass, and weight. (Quality Assurance)

Objective 210122.0617
Students will be able to understand and explain why companies have a need for quality control and will describe what customers and companies refer to when the term “quality” is used. (Quality Assurance)

Objective 210122.0618
Students will be able to calculate the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation for a set of data and apply that information to an understanding of quality assurance. (Quality Assurance)

Objective 210122.0619
Students will be able to explain the difference between process and product control. (Quality Assurance)

Objective 210122.0620
Students will be able to distinguish between the characteristics of quality in a final product and the control of quality in each step of a process. (Quality Assurance)

Objective 210122.0621
Students will understand how control charts are used in industry and will be able to predict whether a process is “out of control,” or not by using a control chart. (Quality Assurance)

Objective 210122.0622
Students will be able to describe and safely conduct destructive and non-destructive material testing and will be able to use the data collected through these tests to compute and document mechanical properties. (Material Testing Processes)

Objective 210122.0623
Students will be able to analyze a product that breaks and be able to explain how the material failed. (Material Testing Processes)


Standard 210122.07
ENGINEERING FOR QUALITY AND RELIABILITY. STUDENTS WILL USE PRECISION MEASUREMENT TOOLS TO GATHER AND APPLY STATISTICS FOR QUALITY AND PROCESS CONTROL. STUDENTS WILL ALSO LEARN ABOUT RELIABILITY, REDUNDANCY, RISK ANALYSIS, FACTORS OF SAFETY, AND LIABILITY AND ETHICS.

Objective 210122.0701
Students will be able to diagram a system and identify the critical components. (Reliability)

Objective 210122.0702
Students will be able to mathematically estimate chance of failure of a system given information on certain components. (Reliability)

Objective 210122.0703
Students will list the causes of failure and be able to propose solutions. (Reliability)

Objective 210122.0704
Students will prepare and defend a position on an ethical engineering dilemma. (Reliability)

Objective 210122.0705
Students will research the engineering, legal, social, and ethical issues related to a final design developed in a case study. (Case Study)

Objective 210122.0706
Students will analyze an engineering failure for the purpose of presenting an aural report which identifies; causes, damage done, design failures, and other areas where the failure has impacted the environment or society. (Case Study)

Objective 210122.0707
Students will prepare a written report explaining their analysis of an engineering failure. (Case Study)


Standard 210122.08
DYNAMICS. STUDENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED TO LINEAR AND TRAJECTORY MOTION.

Objective 210122.0801
Students will be able to explain the difference between distance traveled and displacement.

Objective 210122.0802
Students will design and build a device for the purpose of conducting experiments of acceleration, displacement, and velocity.

Objective 210122.0803
Students will be able to explain how velocity and acceleration are calculated. (Trajectory Motion)

Objective 210122.0804
Students will be able to calculate range and initial acceleration from data they record from experiments. (Trajectory Motion)

Objective 210122.0805
Students will design and produce a three-fold pamphlet to include an explanation of their ballistic device, drawings and a summarization of data recorded from experiments. (Trajectory Motion)

Objective 210122.0806
Students will be able to analyze test data and utilize the results to make decisions. (Trajectory Motion)


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