Engineering 14: The Changing Face of Manufacturing

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When many people think about manufacturing, the first image that may come to mind is of a large factory with workers on an assembly line churning out automobiles, military equipment, or other large-scale products. But the manufacturing process today is much more diverse than that and ever-advancing technology continues to change it. For this program, we explored the “changing face of manufacturing” and highlighted just how the relationship between technology, automation, and the manufacturing process continues to evolve. The conversation occurred during a collaborative product development meeting with student inventors and manufacturing professionals. Program collaborators included Jennings, Missouri School District and World Wide Technology.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 266: The Changing Face of Manufacturing Study Guide

This Teacher Tool provides additional information about our upcoming free, live interactive program, "The Changing Face of Manufacturing." Information includes a detailed program description, program format, related curriculum standards, and pre-program activities designed to help prepare your students for their interaction during the live program.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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