# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Explorations I Task 2124204167

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Research potential solutions to the design problem.

Definition

Research should include
  • the use of multiple resources from libraries, the Internet, and other sources of information
  • examples of current solutions to the problem, including proper citations or documentation as needed
  • the critique and evaluation of current solutions to the problem
  • citing research sources.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does one identify quality resources?
  • What are the dangers of using the Internet as one's only source of information?
  • Why is it important to use multiple resources about the same topic?
  • What are the benefits of using multiple media sources of information for research?
  • How does one cite one's sources?

Related Standards of Learning

English

10.8

The student will find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.
  1. Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
  3. Evaluate and select evidence from a variety of sources to introduce counter claims and to support claims.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

11.8

The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information.
  2. Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias.
  3. Synthesize relevant information from primary and secondary sources and present it in a logical sequence.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

Science

PH.1

The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes. Key concepts include
  1. the components of a system are defined;
  2. instruments are selected and used to extend observations and measurements;
  3. information is recorded and presented in an organized format;
  4. the limitations of the experimental apparatus and design are recognized;
  5. the limitations of measured quantities are recognized through the appropriate use of significant figures or error ranges;
  6. models and simulations are used to visualize and explain phenomena, to make predictions from hypotheses, and to interpret data; and
  7. appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware is used for gathering and analyzing data and communicating results.

PH.4

The student will investigate and understand how applications of physics affect the world. Key concepts include
  1. examples from the real world; and
  2. exploration of the roles and contributions of science and technology.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving

 

11. Apply the Design Processes

 

8. The Attributes of Design

 

9. Engineering Design

 

TSA Competitive Events

Animatronics

 

Architectural Design

 

Dragster Design

 

Engineering Design

 

Flight Endurance

 

Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)

 

System Control Technology

 

Transportation Modeling

 

Video Game Design