Exploratory Design and Engineering II Course for 7th – 9th Grade Students

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Exploratory Design and Engineering II will be a project-based course for 7th – 9th grade students which will focus on skills in math, science, technology, and engineering as it applies to electric vehicles. The course will provide students with basic fundamentals and an appreciation for electronics, sources of energy, and mechanical design.

Description:

This resource contains the course, Exploratory Design and Engineering II, developed by Utica Community Schools (Michigan) through seed funding from the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology.  Exploratory Design and Engineering II will be a project-based course for 7th - 9th grade students which will focus on skills in math, science, technology, and engineering as it applies to electric vehicles.

The course will provide students with basic fundamentals and an appreciation for electronics, sources of energy, and mechanical design. The students will further their drafting and design skills acquired in Exploratory Design and Engineering I (EDE I). The course will encourage students to seriously consider the CTE and STEM options that exist in high school. Students  will design and build small electric powered vehicles with the intent of racing them in competition with other student created vehicles. In the process of building the vehicles, students will learn basic information about engineering and design processes, electrical circuits, batteries, gearing ratios, and converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. Additionally, the course will address applicable Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science standards. The Engineering Design Process will be followed as students identify, analyze, predict, and test solutions to problem based projects.

UCS Exploratory Design and Engineering II Course Curriculum



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

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.

Classification:
Electric Machines and Power Electronics
Energy Storage and Battery Technology
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Other
Product Lifecycle:
Resource Type:
Classroom Activity
Course
Homework
Lab Activity
Lesson Plan
Module
Syllabus
Institution:
Utica Community Schools
Author & Title:
Utica Community Schools - Michigan
Date Developed:
Monday, November 02, 2015
Keywords:
CTE,electric vehicles,electronics,energy,engineering,math,mechanical design,science,technology,STEM
Education Level:
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)
Audience:
Educators
Students