# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Explorations I Task 2124204177

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Research local problems that could benefit from engineering solutions.

Definition

Research may include
  • identifying regional problems that could benefit from engineering solutions (e.g., in areas such as government, schools, businesses, media, and the medical industry)
  • interviewing experts or stakeholders about a selected problem
  • assessing the relevance of historical data concerning the selected problem to an engineering solution to the problem.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Where do you find historical data about happenings and problems in the community?
  • What are the general guidelines for conducting appropriate interviews?
  • How can one judge the relevance of historical data about a problem to an engineering solution to the problem? Why is doing this important?

Related Standards of Learning

English

9.8

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

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.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

 

12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems

  

13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems

 

8. The Attributes of Design

 

9. Engineering Design

 

TSA Competitive Events

Architectural Design

 

Biotechnology Design

 

Essays on Technology