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Transportation: Across the United States
this unit students will explore transportation technology
by understanding transportation environments (land, water,
air, and space) and transportation systems. They will be able
to experience how ideas for inventions and innovations are
modeled and recognized how transportation has played an important
role in the development of the United States.
I think this is a fantasitcally designed unit.
I am excited to use it with my students." (Marlene M., 6th grade teacher, Brooklyn, NY)
- Explain the significance of transportation
in the westward expansion of the United States.
- Describe how inventions and innovations
in technology can be modeled.
- Recognize that transportation
systems are comprised of several subsystems.
- Design, construct, and test a
prototype of a transportations vehicle by following the
Engineering Design Process.
units contain teacher background information,
handouts, transparency masters,
and a student packet.
unit is designed to integrate mathematics
science with technology and
take 8 to 10 days.
"This material is based upon work supported by the National
Science Foundation under Grant No. 0095922.""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."